Donations support Nanaimo charities

NANAIMO – Ducks Unlimited and Nanaimo Hospice benefit from community giving.

Ducks Unlimited B.C. region received a $25,000 donation from Nanaimo-based Knappett Industries Ltd.

The donation will be used to conserve and protect critical wetland ecosystems within the province.

Nanaimo Community Hospice recently received a donation of $6,713 from Karen Griffin and Connie Cyr at KC’s Boutique. The money was raised at Fashions for Compassion spring fashion show and high tea event in April at the Nanaimo Curling Club.

The sold-out event attracted 200 attendees.

Organizers of the annual Hike For Hospice broke all previous records and raised more than $40,000.

In May, folks all across Canada walked to celebrate the memories of those family members and friends who have died. More than $20,000 was raised through numerous corporate sponsorships, including cash or in-kind donations, and another $20,000 through pledges.