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Firefighters, Royal Purple help Light the Way for Hospice

The “Lighting The Way” quest is to raise $875,000 was assisted by two community organizations last week. Funds are being sought in a community campaign to complete renovations and develop residential hospice programming at the new 40 Downes Ave., Picton location.

Hospice Prince Edward offers compassionate, end-of-life support to clients of all ages and their caregivers, free of charge, in their own homes, hospital and long-term care facilities.  The three-bed residential hospice will provide end-of-life care for clients (and their families) who can no longer, or do not wish to die at home, and do not need acute care available in hospital.

Parks thanked the Royal Purple and the Picton Firefighters Association for their contributions to the Lighting The Way Community Campaign.

“We are so grateful to the generous individuals and community groups who have been helping us in achieving our goal of expanding palliative end-of-life care services in Prince Edward County,” she said. “Our target date for the opening of the new Community Residential Hospice Home is in June, 2013.”

Royal-Purple-HospiceA fundraising luncheon bridge afternoon hosted by members of the Royal Purple of Canada Picton branch #147 raised $625 for Hospice Prince Edward. The group holds two fundraisers a year to raise funds for worthwhile causes in the community. For the luncheon bridge, members supply the lunch to defer costs and 16 tables of four players enjoyed a few hours of bridge games. From left,  Nelda Bruce, Florence Miller, Honoured Royal Lady Brenda Minaker, Irene Simpson, Marilyn Dean, and Marg Hineman present the funds to Fran Renoy, on behalf of Hospice.  “We have always felt that hospice is an excellent place to donate to the cause so the $625 that we cleared at the luncheon was donated,” said Marilyn Dean.

Firefighters-Assoc.-HospiceThe Picton Fire Fighters Association presented $500 to Hospice Prince Edward’s Lighting the Way Campaign. The team challenges the County’s other fire halls to match the donation they realized from the annual Christmas tree sale. From left, Mark Davis, Lighting The Way Campaign Chair, Mike Vidito, Shawn Whalen, Gord Bell, Jason Young and Nancy Parks, Hospice Prince Edward Executive Director.

How can you help?
* Making a single donation to the residential project
* A pledged gift
* A gift of publicly-listed securities
* Become a monthly donor
* Endowments – The gift that keeps on giving
* Gifts of Life Insurance
* Memorial Gifts
* Special Occasion Gifts

HOSPICE PRINCE EDWARDCall Hospice Prince Edward at for more information about naming and sponsorship opportunities for the Lighting the Way Campaign.
Hospice Prince Edward
Box 6132
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Telephone: 613 476 2181 x4253

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