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Handbags for Hospice

The seventh annual Handbags for Hospice event was an outstanding success, raising an impressive $200,000 in support of Huron Shores Hospice. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous community support that made this achievement possible.

The sold-out gala, held at the Kincardine Pavilion, brought together approximately 169 people for an enchanting evening. Guests enjoyed delectable hors d’oeuvres and had the opportunity to explore a wide array of designer handbags in the silent auction.

Master of Ceremonies Phillip Craig set the stage for the evening, ensuring a lively atmosphere, while Carol Rencheck, chairperson of Huron Shores Hospice, extended heartfelt thanks to the attendees for actively participating in supporting end-of-life care. She acknowledged the event's 200 sponsors and the invaluable contributions of volunteers in raising essential funds to sustain the community hospice.

Duncan and Lesley Hawthorne, the host sponsors of the event, traveled from Scotland to be part of the occasion. Duncan expressed appreciation for the community's understanding of the event's significance and gave a nod to the volunteers whose work behind the scenes keeps the hospice sustainable.

Mike Rencheck, president and CEO of Bruce Power, emphasized the positive impact of supporting Huron Shores Hospice on community building. Guest speaker Bob Simmons shared his personal experience when his wife, Jakkie, received care at the hospice. He highlighted the exceptional care, privacy, and support provided to his family during a difficult time.

The evening featured live and silent auctions with over 100 designer handbags, luxury experiences, getaways, and a wine wall.

The Handbags for Hospice event showcased the incredible support and compassion of the community, ensuring the sustainability of Huron Shores Hospice. The event's success underscored the significance of providing dignified end-of-life care to families in need, all made possible through the dedication of volunteers, generous sponsors, and caring individuals.

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