Jeanne Fahlman

Jeanne Fahlman

Car show benefits Nanaimo Hospice campaign

NANAIMO – Expand the Heart of Hospice fundraising campaign has been a success due to the generosity of the community

Nanaimo Community Hospice recently accepted a donation of $2,800 from the Redliners Car Club from its Classic Car Show on July 14 at Montana’s Cookhouse.

The money come from the entry fees of the more than 175 custom-built hot rods, muscle cars and antiques on display.

Last month, Hospice moved into its new home at 1080 St.George Cres., just a year and half after beginning its fundraising campaign.

“At Hospice we feel very fortunate to have so many groups from the community like the Redliners Car Club approach us about donating funds from events they host,” said Wendy Pratt, executive director, Nanaimo Community Hospice. “It is because of this Hospice has had a successful fundraising campaign and we are confident that we can raise the remaining $200,000 needed to reach our goal.”

Expand the Heart of Hospice fundraising campaign has been a success due to the generosity of the community, but Hospice is still looking to raise another $200,000 toward its new home.

Donations can be made through Canada Helps online at www.nanaimohospice.com, at the new Hospice House, or by phone at 250-758-8857.

Nanaimo Community Hospice, a non-profit charitable organization recognized for its innovative programs both provincially and nationally, has been serving the Nanaimo community for 32 years and was the first community-based hospice established in Canada.

Over the years it has trained more than 1,000 volunteers who have given in excess of 530,000 hours to support more than 30,000 individuals and families facing caregiving, death and grief.

Hospice programs are free and include professional grief counselling and volunteer-led group programs, palliative and caregiver support at home, in-hospital and in-care facilities, complementary therapies, a child and youth program, comprehensive library resources, and more.

For more information, please visit www.nanaimohospice.com.