3rd Annual Handbags for Hospice Proceeds Total

May 9, 2022 | News

3rd Annual Handbags for Hospice proceeds total $101,522 for Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Northumberland County – Community Care Northumberland is pleased to announce the total proceeds at the 3rd Annual ‘Handbags for Hospice’ for Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre are $101,522.00!

The Emcee’s for the evening were Joel Scott and York Bell-Smith, who were pleased to be back hosting an in-person event, held on April 21, 2022, at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre.

‘Handbags for Hospice’ had 250 attendees who enjoyed an evening of delicious food, entertainment, and bidding on a variety of live and silent auctions items.  Attendees also had the opportunity to purchase a Golden Ticket – 150 tickets were available to purchase at $100.00. First prize was 2 tickets for anywhere WESTJET flies, second prize was a day at St. Annes Spa, Grafton for 2, plus an overnight stay at Whispering Springs, and third prize was a designer handbag. All prizes were generously donated.  The draw sold out and raised $15,000!

“Our goal for the evening was $75,000 to support resident care”, states Nancy Oliver, Chair of the Special Events Committee.  “This is 10% of what is needed to be fund raised on an annual basis.  To exceed our goal by $26,000 is just incredible and is due to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, the community, attendees and the dedicated members of the Special Events Committee Wendy Ito, Jennifer Darrell, Jaclyn Agueci, Pam Buttery, Heike Kwok and Jan Rosamond and staff Lynda Kay, Darlene Wood and Jenny McCaig Lindsay who planned the evening.”

“There is no cost to access the services at Ed’s House. The funds raised through this event are critical to support resident care.  Many thanks go to the dedicated efforts of the Special Events Committee and to the community for their tremendous support,” says Trish Baird, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Northumberland.

Sponsors for Handbags for Hospice were:

Signature   Tony Pulla of Re-Max Lakeshore Realty.  

Pearl          Jacqueline Pennington of Re/Max Hallmark First Choice Group Realty

Platinum    Quantrill Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, Acme Electric 

Diamond    Cameco Corporation, Susan Hull, and Erin Brown of Royal Service Real Estate Inc, SMM Law, Spoolon Manufacturing, WESTJET

Emerald     Mitzify Canada, CIBC 

Sapphire    MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Langhorne Irwin Coleman

Ruby          RBC Royal Bank, Dr. Anna Tucka, Palisade Gardens, Roseglen Village, Tina Hubicki, Core Moulding/Horizon Plastics  

To see pictures from the evening check out our Facebook Page: Northumberland Hospice | Facebook

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Media Information

Trish Baird  Lynda Kay
Chief Executive OfficerDirector, Donor Relations & Communications
Community Care NorthumberlandCommunity Care Northumberland
1-705-653-0955        1-905-375-5628
t.baird@commcare.ca   l.kay@commcare.ca

Community Care Northumberland (CCN) is a multi-service community support organization in

Northumberland County. Through the creation, coordination, and delivery of nutrition,

transportation, wellness, in-home and hospice services, CCN improves the health and wellbeing

of our clients. Our programs and services improve the quality of life of seniors, adults with

disabilities, those recovering from illness or injury, and hospice clients and their loved ones and

caregivers, allowing them to remain in their own homes and communities. www.commcare.ca

Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre is a hospice centre in Hamilton Township that

opened in the fall of 2020. An integral service of Community Care Northumberland, the centre

acts as a centralized ‘hub’ for CCN’s interdisciplinary hospice services team by providing

caregiver support, palliative outreach and education, health system navigation and grief and

bereavement support in addition to resident hospice care. Ed’s House provides a comfortable

setting to receive palliative support from early family engagement and beyond at no cost to

hospice clients and their families. www.edshouse.northumberlandhospice.ca

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