HANDBAGS FOR HOSPICE KINCARDINE 2017 SEPTEMBER 28TH
THE POWER OF THE PURSE! A Huron Shores Hospice event that brings together 160 women for an evening of purses, fun, food, music, friend-raising and fundraising. Our inaugural event to raise money for the development of a residential hospice for the communities of Kincardine area. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Over ninety designer bags and several experiences to win with live and silent auctions! Featuring THE AUCTIONISTA!
The Huron Shores Hospice Steering Committee has been meeting for several years to bring a residential hospice to the residents of south Bruce County. A residential hospice will provide a home-like setting where adults and children with life-limiting illnesses receive end-of-life care. Huron Shores Hospice will empower individuals to live well to the end of life by providing compassionate, dignified and holistic care, while supporting their family members and friends.
We have the support of our local physicians, elected representatives, service providers, and many of our large employers, as well as many residents who have pledged donations and offered their assistance. The committee has incorporated as a not-for-profit, and has received its CRA charitable number, selected Tiverton Park Manor as our co-location partner for an initial one-bed suite, kicked-off its fundraising campaign, Hearts for Hospice, with Duncan Hawthorne as our honorary chair, held our first successful fundraiser Hike for Hospice and begun plans for the next event, Handbags for Hospice on September 28th.
Community support is essential to our plan because funding from the government will only provide, under the current process, about one-third of the cost to run the hospice. The remaining two-thirds must be raised through fundraising and memorial donations. We realize this is a big ask of our community. But we also believe that everyone has the right to die with dignity, in a home-like setting, surrounded by compassion: we see residential hospice as the best way to deliver this service.