Telethon brings in over $130K for Hos­pice Corn­wall

Seaway News - - NEWS - NICK SEEBRUCH [email protected]

CORN­WALL, On­tario - From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 4 on YourTV Corn­wall, vol­un­teers manned phones, vol­un­teers en­ter­tained the TV au­di­ence and vol­un­teers got the word out about the im­por­tant work that Care­for Hos­pice Corn­wall does in the com­mu­nity.

In re­sponse, view­ers called in and do­nated $133,401 in six hours in sup­port of Hos­pice.

Since 2009, Care­for Hos­pice Corn­wall has sup­ported 1,500 pa­tients and their fam­i­lies dur­ing the most dif­fi­cult times in their lives.

View­ers of the telethon were be en­ter­tained by lo­cal acts such as Melissa Dionne, Bob & Ducky and Mike McNanny.

In ad­di­tion to the en­ter­tain­ment, the au­di­ence heard tes­ti­mo­ni­als from fam­ily mem­bers who’s loved ones had been cared for by Hos­pice Corn­wall.

“We re­ally thank the fam­i­lies who do their tes­ti­mo­ni­als,” said Care­for Hos­pice Corn­wall Fundrais­ing Co­or­di­na­tor Sandy Col­lette. “We know that it isn’t easy to do, but we’re grate­ful that they do it.”

The YourTV Hos­pice Telethon is the big­gest fundraiser for Hos­pice of the year. Care­for Hos­pice Corn­wall needs to raise $600,000 an­nu­ally to main­tain its ser­vices.

Go to www.corn­wallsea­ for the rest of this great story PLUS ad­di­tional SN cov­er­age.

(Nick Seebruch/ TC Me­dia).

Pic­tured from left-to-right are Jean Courville, Kim Ho­geveen, Fundrais­ing Co­or­di­na­tor for Hos­pice Corn­wall Sandy Col­lette, YourTV’s Chris Ro­hde, So­phie Goudreau and Doris De­boer.

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