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 …

Third Annual “Changing Moments, Changing Lives” Benefit Gala for Hospice Care

Staff and volunteers are hard at work on the third annual “Changing Moments, Changing Lives” Hospice Foundation Gala happening Friday, October 26th at the John. D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham. Guests attending the Gala will enjoy a multi-course gourmet meal and a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences at the silent and live auction. Once again adding to the excitement of …

Chatham-Kent Hospice’s “Well Within” Program Participation Growing

September 19th will kick-off the Hospice’s third program, a 6-week-long Grief and Bereavement Walking Group. “It became very evident after holding our first program that the need for free, confidential and easily accessible Grief and Bereavement programs existed in the Chatham-Kent community” states Caress Lee Carpenter, Program Coordinator. “Thankfully, our Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant has allowed for us to …

Local family matches donations from Ride to Conquer Cancer

This summer, Ryan Doyle participated in his third Ride to Conquer Cancer; a two day, 200+ kilometer cycle from Toronto to Niagara Falls. This year the ride became much more personal for Ryan. Shortly after he completed his second ride, his dad Eelco was diagnosed with cancer and became a resident at Chatham-Kent Hospice. Eelco was a very social person …