Huron Shores Hospice gets an additional $30,000 pledge from Duncan and Lesley Hawthorne
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 .
Duncan and Lesley Hawthorne have contributed $50,000 to the Huron Shores Hospice project so far.