The sound of a big donation

Hospice Society grateful to be on receiving end of significant cheque

A hefty donation of $2,900 made its way to to the Oceanside Hospice Society (OHS) following a successful fundraising campaign by the Craig Bay Choristers.

The group was delighted to present the net proceeds of their Christmas concert on Dec. 15. The Choristers have been in existence for nine years and include 85 members of the Craig Bay community in Parksville. The group has two regular concerts annually, one at Christmas and another in May.

This is the second year the Choristers have done a benefit concert for its Christmas show, and both times the Oceanside Hospice Society has been the beneficiary of the donation. In 2010 the Choristers raised $1,900 for hospice.

Oceanside Hospice Executive Director Lynn Wood said they will be able to put the funds to good use in providing hospice services throughout the community.

“We feel truly blessed to have the support and commitment of groups like the Craig Bay Choristers,” said Wood.

OHS offers compassionate and supportive care to individuals and their families who are facing advanced illness, death and bereavement. Services can be provided at NRGH, long term care facilities, or at home, at the choice of the client.

Wood said plans for 2012 are to expand upon their services.

 

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