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Heart of Hastings Hospice for Hospice handbags a big hit

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The Heart of Hastings Hospice hospice handbags were back in person with its Better Together event on September 21 at the Stirling Curling Club.

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Supporters from across the Quinte area attended the Handbags for Hospice – Better Together ‘Ladies Night’, presented by the Box family in memory of their son Michael Fenton Box was a huge success with over 250 guests in attendance.

“We are thrilled to be back in person with our Better Together event,” said Pauline Pietschmann, fundraising and outreach coordinator at Heart of Hastings Hospice. “It’s been two years of virtual and having the opportunity to come together for an amazing cause is wonderful. It turned out to be an amazing night.

The community support and buzz surrounding this event has been incredible, and the funds raised have been crucial in ensuring the continuity of much-needed free programs and services.

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Highlights of the evening included a live auction featuring high-end getaways, handbags and the always entertaining Layne The Auctionista. With this high-energy signature, irresistible and contagious entertainment. Other favorites of the evening include a silent auction of beautiful handbags, quality prizes donated by the local business community, a raffle of gifts from the Goddess, charcuterie boards, wine, sweets and more. “It was so important to bring back all the signature items while adding some exciting new items this year,” said Pietschmann.

The new Fund A Need portion of the evening raised over $30,000, surpassing the original goal with funds earmarked for a new Serenity Garden to provide families with a serene outdoor space to reflect while enjoying the beauty of nature during their stay at the hospice.

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The total funds raised are still being calculated, but the goal of $75,000 is expected to be surpassed with this year’s event, thanks to the incredible sponsors and generosity of attendees.

The Heart of Hastings Hospice is a voluntary community service that provides in-home hospice care to people in the Central Hastings area, as well as operating a 24-hour, 3-bed residential hospice facility for people at the end of life. . All services are provided free of charge. Their work aims to meet the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological needs of each person they assist, as well as their families. The accompaniment continues, after the death, through bereavement and bereavement services.

“We are very grateful to such generous and community-minded supporters and participants, who wholeheartedly believe in the importance of the hospice house. We were thrilled to have sponsors and friends join us in person this year, and we can’t thank them enough. enough,” Pietschmann said.

You can visit their website for more information on important community programs offered at Heartofhastingshospice.ca

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