Sunny Skies for the 2nd Annual Hike for Hospice

Over 400 people came out to walk the Mud Creek Trail for the 2nd Annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, April 29th raising over $60,000 to support the ongoing operational needs of Chatham-Kent Hospice. The hike kicked off with opening remarks from our Co-Chairs Helen Robertson and Josette de Brouwer, Rachel Schwarz singing “O Canada” and the Royal Canadian Legion …

Local Shoppers Drug Marts Support Chatham-Kent Hospice

Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Chatham-Kent once again held their ‘Tree of Life – Growing Women’s Health Campaign’ in support of Chatham-Kent Hospice. Through generous donations made by customers and staff, the campaign raised over $24,000 which will be used to support ongoing operational needs. “We are so thankful to Shoppers Drug Mart employees and their customers for their generosity. …

New location for VON Bereavement Services

VON Chatham-Kent and Chatham-Kent Hospice would like to announce that effective April 16, 2018, the VON Kids’ Circle and Supportive Care Volunteer Visiting programs will relocate back to the VON office at 190 Stanley Avenue. “We value our longstanding and ongoing partnership and are very pleased that both organizations have grown to require additional resources. Alongside Chatham-Kent Hospice, we look …

Howard Mutual Foundation supports Hospice Kitchen Program

The Howard Mutual Foundation recently awarded Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation with a grant in the amount of $7,500 to support the Chatham-Kent Hospice Kitchen Program. The Hospice Kitchen Program, run mainly by volunteers, provides homemade meals for the residents and soups, baked goods and snacks for Hospice family members and guests. Chatham-Kent Hospice offers this service at no cost to residents …

Hospice recognizes Volunteer with prestigious June Callwood Award

Sabrina Guillotte was recently recognized for her volunteer involvement with Chatham-Kent Hospice by being awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism at the 2018 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Annual Conference. Sabrina has been a volunteer with the Hospice since 2014. Sabrina’s brings heart and compassion to her role as Reception volunteer, and ensures that every visitor is treated …

Local Youth Forgoes Birthday Gifts for Gifts to Hospice

The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is fortunate to receive gifts from people and groups of all different ages and backgrounds. A gift recently received at the Hospice touched the hearts of everyone involved. Leah Barnier recently celebrated her eighth birthday. Instead of gifts, she asked for donations of gift cards to Hospice. Leah has a special connection to Hospice through a …

Moose Lodge shows their support for Hospice

The Moose Lodge, Chatham presented a donation of $4,000 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation to support hospice end-of-life care in our community. “Recently one of our members utilized the Hospice and this experience had an impact on all of the members. We wanted to give back and Hospice fits in with our mandate to support children and seniors.” said Jerry …

Wallaceburg’s Southwest Regional Credit Union wins for Hospice

Thanks to the staff at the Southwest Regional Credit Union Wallaceburg Branch, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation was awarded $2,500 to be used towards ongoing operating costs. Terry Acs, Financial Services Administrator, was motivated to nominate Hospice for a national contest hosted by CUETS Member Card/Mastercard services after a co-worker’s family utilized the Chatham-Kent Hospice multiple times. Financial institutions were encouraged …

Blenheim Youth Centre Gives Back

The Blenheim Youth Centre recently presented a donation to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. Through the Christmas Gives Back program, the youth raised $306.50 by making and selling hot chocolate and caramel corn at the Blenheim Santa Claus Parade and from proceeds from a raffle draw. Jodi Maroney, Executive Director for the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, recently visited the Youth Centre to …

IODE Christmas House Tours Support Hospice

The Captain Garnet Brackin IODE Christmas House Tours have been sharing the beauty of the season while supporting local causes for the past 13 years. Members of the House Tour Committee recently presented Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation with a cheque for $6,000. Jodi Maroney, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Executive Director – “We are so appreciative to the IODE for their support as …