On Friday, October 20th, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Benefit Gala raising a record $107,300 to support end-of-life hospice care in Chatham-Kent.
The sold-out event provided guests with an elegant evening of fine dining, the opportunity to bid on auction experiences and hear from a local family about their experience at Chatham-Kent Hospice.
“Our sincere thanks to all guests who attended and our kind sponsors for their support, especially our Title Sponsor, Victory Lincoln. Because of your generosity and kindness, local families will continue to have access to residential hospice care as well as grief and bereavement support. A special thank you to our guest speaker who graciously shared their family’s Hospice journey, helping us all understand the difference you make by supporting the Gala,” shared Ginny Hawken – Special Event Chair – Chatham- Kent Hospice Foundation.
Adding to the excitement of the evening was the new Gold Ticket raffle. One hundred of our guests had the chance to snag an experience from the silent auction and two tickets to next year’s Gala. The lucky winner was Dave Thorpe who selected tickets to see Aerosmith in Toronto. A returning feature, the ever-popular Mittons Jewellers Diamond Draw, sold out early in the evening and was won by Mari-Lynn Mifflin.
The proceeds from the Benefit Gala will be used to cover ongoing operational needs for our community’s residential hospice ensuring families have access to compassionate, end-of-life care at no cost to them.