Tiny tuque knitters raise big bucks
A collection of hand-knit tiny tuques allowed a group of residents from Le Félix —HATS retirement home in Vaudreuil-Dorion to donate more than $2,100 to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation earlier this month. The funds help the foundation that is tasked with raising more than $1.4 M annually to help the Hudson palliative care home continue offering its end-of-life care free to residents of the 23 Vaudreuil-Soulanges municipalities. More than 30 Le Felix volunteers knitted scores of the colourful mini tuques - a quintessential Canadian winter accessory - that were in turn sold to raise money for the palliative home. The delightfully tiny hats can be used as Christmas ornaments, wine bottle toppers, key chains, or as fun holiday decorations. VSPCR Community Events Coordinator Madeleine Langlois said everyone at the Hudson home enjoyed meeting the motivated volunteers from the Vaudreuil-Dorion senior’s residence. “This kind of community effort is what we love. We look forward to working with other groups in a similar way,” she said.