The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation’s Benefit Gala returns to The Chatham Armoury on Friday,
October 20th. One of the area’s biggest fundraising events of the year, the annual Gala raises important funds for the Chatham-Kent Hospice, a 10-bed facility offering end-of-life care and support for local families.
“Gala is a chance for all of us to come together and celebrate the amazing work being done at our Hospice day in and day out,” said Ginny Hawken, Chair for this year’s Gala fundraiser. “We get to share, remember our loved ones and ensure Hospice continues to operate at no cost to local families in their time of need.”
The formal evening features a gourmet meal prepared by The Chilled Cork and offers those in attendance an opportunity to bid on a variety of memory-making experiences in a Live and Silent Auction while learning more about the impact of hospice in our community. Supporters will also have the chance to win a .75 carat diamond from Ridgetown’s Mitton’s Jewellers. One of the highlights of the night is always a special Hospice Heart Story shared by a local family who has utilized the services of the local Hospice. The evening will conclude with an after party and DJ for those who wish to stay.
Now in its sixth year, the Benefit Gala has raised more than $332,000 for Hospice care in Chatham-Kent, including $98,000 in 2022.
Victory Lincoln is once again the Title Sponsor for the 2023 Benefit Gala. Victory has been a lead sponsor for the Gala since its inception in 2016.
“The support from our business community and Chatham-Kent residents has been nothing short of extraordinary,” added Hawken. “Hospice is such a special service to our community and makes a huge difference for families and caretakers each and every day. Our sponsors and donors make it all possible.”
To date, the Chatham-Kent Hospice has cared for more than 1,200 local families, offering compassionate, end-of-life care at no cost to residents or their families. This also includes Care Coordination as well as Grief & Bereavement support. The hospice not only cares for the resident, but offers support to family and friends as they say good-bye to their loved one. Hospice relies on ongoing donations to cover expenses not covered by government funding. Approximately 62% of the operating budget is covered by donations.
Tickets are limited and are available now for $175 per person, including a $50 tax receipt. Get your tickets by calling 519-354-3113 ext. 2300 or visit www.ckhospicegala.com. Additional fees apply to online purchases.