Huron Shores Hospice gets an ad­di­tional $30,000 pledge from Dun­can and Les­ley Hawthorne

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TheHuron ShoresHospice is at 46 per cent of its fi­nan­cial goal, af­ter an­other large con­tri­bu­tion by for­mer Bruce P o w e r CEO Du n c a n Hawthorne.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion an­nounced that Dun­can and his wife Les­ley added a $30,000 pledge to the $20,000 per­sonal do­na­tion they’ve al­ready con­trib­uted.

On top of these do­na­tions, the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Grey Bruce has pro­vided a grant and theMu­nic­i­pal­ity of Kin­car­dine has pledged $5,000 for 2016 and again for 2017.

OnSept. 20, 2016 the or­ga­ni­za­tion held a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion meet­ing in Kin­car­dine that was at­tended by over 100 peo­ple.

“We were de­lighted by the turnout and by the num­ber of you who com­mit­ted to work­ing­with us as vol­un­teers,” the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s newslet­ter reads. “Quite a few of you also pledged fi­nan­cial sup­port, for which we are very grate­ful.” Since then, the com­mit­tee has vis­ited the­mu­nic­i­pal coun­cils ofKin­car­dine andHuron-Kin­loss, dis­trib­uted spon­sor­ship pack­ages to large lo­cal em­ploy­ers of the area, and sched­uled vis­its with lo­cal ser­vice clubs.

Group that would like to hear­what they or­ga­ni­za­tion is are asked to contact usHuron Shores Hospice. “Com­mu­nity re­sponse has been grat­i­fy­ing,” the newslet­ter con­tin­ues. “We have com­mit­ments from Bruce Power, Bruce Mu­nic­i­pal Tele­com Ser­vices, and Su­per­heat FGH. So the cam­paign is off to a great start.”

Huron Shores Hospice is al­sowait­ing for its CRA char­i­ta­ble num­ber to come through, and un­til then Unit­edWay of Bruce Grey has agreed to ac­cept do­na­tions on the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s be­half.

For in­for­ma­tion on how to make a do­na­tion, www.canada­helps.org/en/char­i­ties/ united-way-of-bruce-grey/ huron-shores-hospice/ The fundrais­ing steer­ing group said it was also ex­cited to wel­comeCarolRencheck to help­with ini­tial plan­ning.

Huron Shores Hospice has also nailed down three dates for its up­com­ing fundrais­ing events and vol­un­teers will be needed:

HIKE FORHOSPICE - May 13, 2017

HAND­BAGS FOR HOSPICE - July 20, 2017

GOLF TOUR­NA­MENT - Au­gust 18, 2017

Or­ga­niz­ers said they are work­ing to get their web­site into a more user-friendly for­mat and, af­ter the hol­i­days, will have a spot for vol­un­teers to sign up at www. huron­shore­shos­pice.ca .

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Dun­can and Les­ley Hawthorne have con­trib­uted $50,000 to the Huron Shores Hospice project so far.

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