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Sunday, June 9, 2019

New Campaign For Huron Shores Hospice

Tiverton | by Claire McCormack  

A local business is doubling donations to the hospice in an online campaign.

The Huron Shores Hospice has started a new fundraising campaign.

Hospice Co-Chair Cheryl Cottrill says all month long, Nuclear Promise X (NPX), a new startup nuclear support company in Kincardine has pledged to match donations made to Huron Shores Hospice through the Canada Helps, Great Canadian Giveaway Challenge, up to a maximum contribution of $4,000.

For every $1 donated through Canada Helps www.canadahelps.org/en/gcgc/112613 to Huron Shores Hospice, between June 1st and June 30th, that $1 will count as $2.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a national public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity.

Cottrill says donating through the Canada helps website will also automatically enter Huron Shores Hospice in a Canada Day draw to win an additional $10,000 donation.

The one-bed residential Huron Shores Hospice  in Tiverton Park Manor Retirement Home provides end-of-life care, at no cost to residents of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas.

It's a volunteer-led charitable organization. All of its operating costs are community-funded, "We have amazing support from our community, they step up every time we ask," says Cottrill.

Cottrill says Huron Shores Hospice will use the money donated through this campaign to purchase a new hospital bed with greater adjustability.

Hospital beds range in price from $3,000 to $15,000.

If the hospice also wins the grand prize draw, the money would be used to purchase a new hospital bed that adjusts from a bed to a chair.

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