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15.10.12

Mid-Island Co-op donates $15,000 towards new Hospice House

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Mid Island Co-op Donates $15,000 Towards Nanaimo Community Hospice’s New Home
Fundraising Reaches 70 per cent of Campaign Goal
 
Nanaimo, BC – October 12, 2012 –Nanaimo Community Hospice has recently received a generous $15,000 donation from Mid-Island Co-op towards the $900,000 Expand the Heart of Hospice fundraising campaign. The funds will go towards the renovation of Hospice’s new house on Waddington Road. The campaign has now reached the 70 per cent point, with over $600,000 raised to date.
 
“Donations from organizations like Mid Island Co-op are what have helped us make it to this point and we are extremely grateful for that,” said Wendy Pratt, Executive Director, Nanaimo Community Hospice. “When dealing with dying, caregiving or grieving many people don’t know where to turn for support.  Hospice is here for everyone in the community when they are at their most vulnerable. Donations to Expand the Heart of Hospice are helping us to increasing our capacity to reach out and serve others.”
 
Funds raised for the Expand the Heart of Hospice $1.25 million project will allow Hospice to renovate, furnish and equip this new home for Hospice, ensuring that all of their existing programs continue to remain accessible at no cost to the recipients.   Once in the new building Hospice plans to expand their Child and Youth Program and add a much needed Adult Palliative Day Program.
 
Please give now and Help Hospice Help Others. Donations can be made online through Canada Helps at www.nanaimohospice.com, in person at Hospice House 1729 Boundary Avenue or by phoning 250-758-8857.
 
About Nanaimo Community Hospice
Nanaimo Community Hospice, a non-profit charitable organization recognized as an innovator provincially and nationally, has been serving the Nanaimo community for over 30 years and was the first community-based hospice established in Canada.   Over the years Hospice has trained over 1,000 volunteers who have given in excess of 500,000 hours to support over 30,000 individuals (and families) who have faced dying, caregiving and grief.  Hospice staff and volunteers provide a variety of free services including professional counselling; grief group programs; palliative support at home, in hospital and in care facilities; complementary therapies; a child and youth program; comprehensive library resources, and so much more. www.nanaimohospice.com


For more information please contact:
 
Erin O’Reilly
313 PR on behalf of Nanaimo Community Hospice
250-713-0489

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