Hospice doesn’t own our home

Hospice provides a valuable service to the community

The Oceanside Hospice Society has been the beneficiary of much good will and significant public interest as we head into the 2011 festive season.

The article in Friday’s issue of The News was a wonderful way for our non profit to inform the public of our services and events throughout the season.

In the Friday paper the article about Hospice indicated that Valhalla in Qualicum Beach, our base of operations, had been willed to the Hospice Society. That’s not exactly correct.

In fact, the Dill family gift of the house and property was in fact made to the Town of Qualicum Beach, to be used for Hospice purposes.

Oceanside Hospice Society is a leasee of the Town and we are ever grateful for the high level of care that town staff take of our Hospice home.

Thank you to reporter, Brenda Gough for ensuring the community knows about our planned holiday events.

We can never thank our community partners, supporters, donors, sponsors and volunteers enough for all that they do to contribute to the success of our local service delivery.

The members of Sunrise Rotary were amazing planners and extremely hard workers. Designer Maggie Smith transformed our home.

Our strong corporate sponsors, Quality Foods, A Step Above and Coast Realty support our small, part-time staff organization in ways that enable us to continue to deliver top quality services and events.

It should be noted that all funds raised in the communities of Oceanside are returned through free hospice services to the residents of Oceanside.

The generosity of the community at this time of year brings to mind a quote from a song by country singer Vince Gill, “No matter what you make, all that you can take, Is what you give away.”

Lynn Wood, executive director, Oceanside Hospice Society

 

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