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 …

CK Hospice Offers Brand New Grief, Bereavement Programs

Blackburn News- Chatham-Kent BY SARAH COWANJULY 22, 2018 7:07AM@scowannews Chatham-Kent Hospice is rolling out a brand new series of programs and activities for people dealing with grief and loss. Outreach Wellness Program Coordinator Caress Lee Carpenter shared information about the new activities at an open house at the Retro Suites Hotel Wednesday afternoon. “We have one-on-one grief and bereavement counselling, we …

Vintage Tractor Raffle to Benefit the Community of Chatham-Kent

CHATHAM, ON (June 28, 2018) – Because of the thoughtfulness of a local farmer, two local charities in Chatham-Kent will receive the proceeds of a vintage tractor raffle. Tom Robert of Pain Court has refurbished two antique tractors – a 1939 John Deere Model B, valued at $7,500 and a 1954 Massey Ferguson 50, valued at $6,500 – and generously …