Lots of Sunshine and Support for Hike for Hospice

Under sunny skies, over 900 people came out to walk or run the Mud Creek Trail for the 3rd Annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The total raised after expenses was $145,000.00 to support the ongoing operational needs of Chatham-Kent Hospice. The hike kicked off with the 5 km Fun Run at 1 pm with the hike …

BIG SUGAR ADDED TO THE BILL FOR RM’S 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

ROCK BAND SET TO PERFORM ON 22 JUNE AT CHATHAM CAPITOL THEATRE Adding to the excitement of RM Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary celebration (21-22 June) is a performance by rock band Big Sugar on Saturday, 22 June at the Chatham Capitol Theatre. Led by vocalist Gordie Johnson and his signature double neck Gibson guitar, the leaner, cleaner, present day Big Sugar …

Hike for Hospice Chatham-Kent is Growing

Once again, we are inviting all our Hospice supporters, friends and neighbours to join us at the 3rd Annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 5th at Mud Creek Trail beside John McGregor Secondary School in Chatham. “This event offers an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of fun while raising funds to support the ongoing operational needs of our local …

Grant helps keep Hospice Residents Comfortable

The cost of linen services are not covered by government funding and therefore must be covered through donations. The South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor advised fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation recently approved a grant of $8,400 to support the cost of linen service for residents of Chatham-Kent Hospice. “The comfort of our residents is our top …

Legion presents Chatham-Kent Hospice with Donation

Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Br 642 in Chatham recently made a $5,000 donation to the Chatham-Kent Hospice to be used for ongoing operating expenses. “It’s because of generous donations like this one from the Legion that we are able to offer end-of-life care at no cost to families in our community” shared Jodi Maroney – Executive Director, Chatham-Kent …

Pretty in Pink Continues to Support Hospice Families

Pretty in Pink, a women’s group from Dover, recently presented a donation of $17,000 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. The group raised the funds through their golf tournament in June and their Hospice Hoedown dinner and dance in October. “I can’t thank all the members of Pretty in Pink enough for their generosity, dedication and energy to raising funds to …

Union Gas provides support for the Hospice Volunteer Program

Union Gas recently supported the Chatham-Kent Hospice Volunteer Program with a $20,000 donation towards volunteer network initiatives. “Whether it’s working together on infrastructure projects, contributing as leaders in the business community or supporting local charities and non-profit groups, Union Gas feels strongly about working with our neighbours to make our great communities even better,” said Steve Baker, president, Union Gas. …

Second annual ‘Handbags for Hospice’ sells out

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 a group of committed volunteers hosted the second ‘Handbags for Hospice’ event at the Portuguese Social Club in Chatham. The sold out event raised $22,000 in support of local hospice families. The evening consists of food, refreshments, and raffles with the main feature focused on twelve bingo rounds with the prize being a brand name, …

Hospice Families supported through Benefit Gala

On Friday, October 26th, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Benefit Gala with huge success raising over $75,000 to support end-of-life hospice care in Chatham-Kent. The sold out event focused on the theme “Changing Moments, Changing Lives”. This theme was reflected in the message shared by a former hospice family as well as in the auction “experiences” offered …

Hospice Reaches Out to the Future

What will Hospice care look like in 100 years? We will never know but the Hospice in the future will have a good understanding of how Chatham-Kent Hospice operated in 2018 with the information being shared through a time capsule. “We had the idea of sharing what a typical day is like at Hospice by including a number of items …