THPCO Fundrais­ing Recitals a Suc­cess

Sackville Tribune - - CLASSIFIEDS - SACKVILLE, N.B.

More than $1,000 was raised for the Tantra­mar Hospice Pal­lia­tive Care Or­ga­ni­za­tion (THPCO) as a re­sult of the fundrais­ing recitals held in Sackville on May 20 and 21.

The recitals, held in the bright and airy Skyloft Stu­dio at Janet Ham­mock and Mari­lyn Lerch’s home in Sackville, fea­tured a spring­time bou­quet of mu­sic and poetry, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments and con­ver­sa­tion. Per­form­ers in­cluded Danise Fer­gu­son, cello, Janet Ham­mock, pi­ano, James Mark, clar­inet and Pene­lope Mark, pi­ano. Poetry was re­cited by Robert Lapp, and Sackville poet lau­re­ate Mari­lyn Lerch read three new po­ems.

A solo pi­ano work by Toronto com­poser Bev­erly Lewis, writ­ten es­pe­cially for th­ese recitals, was pre­miered by Janet Ham­mock. THPCO chair Stephen Clax­ton-old­field, who at­tended the Satur­day af­ter­noon recital said, “It was a fan­tas­tic recital, very up­lift­ing. I can’t thank Janet enough for or­ga­niz­ing this. I would also like to thank all of the per­form­ers for giv­ing so gen­er­ously of their time and tal­ents and for do­nat­ing the pro­ceeds from ticket sales to our or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

The money raised will be used to help fund a work­shop for health care pro­fes­sion­als on the topic of how to ef­fec­tively sup­port LGBTQ2 in­di­vid­u­als at the end of life. The work­shop is ten­ta­tively sched­uled for the fall of 2017.

For more in­for­ma­tion about THPCO, visit Left to right, Pene­lope Mark, James Mark, Mari­lyn Lerch, Danise Fer­gu­son, Robert Lapp and Janet Ham­mock re­cently per­formed a fundrais­ing recital in sup­port of the Tantra­mar Hospice Pal­lia­tive Care Or­ga­ni­za­tion.


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