Forty-four holiday wreaths created, donated and sold

Bancroft Councillors Tracy and Barry McGibbon check out the festivities at the first Hospice Holiday Wreath Silent Auction. Tracy McGibbon created and donated one of the event’s coveted wreaths that she crafted from her Grandmother’s cake pan and spoons.

Bancroft Councillors Tracy and Barry McGibbon check out the festivities at the first Hospice Holiday Wreath Silent Auction. Tracy McGibbon created and donated one of the event’s coveted wreaths that she crafted from her Grandmother’s cake pan and spoons.

The first ever Holiday Wreath Silent Auction saw the lobby of the Village Playhouse transformed into a one-day Christmas party on Dec. 9. The call to the community to create and donate wreaths resulted in 44 unique Christmas wreaths being delivered to Hospice North Hastings. Each wreath sold and $2,000 was raised by the silent auction.

Hosted in conjunction with the North of 7 Film Fest’s TIFF Tuesday screening, many of those who came by also stayed for the film and the usual assortment of snacks, laughs and prizes that are offered through this monthly film screening.

The Holiday Wreath Silent Auction was a brand new program this year, offered as a fun way to celebrate Christmas and the creative talents of our North Hastings Community. Participants have already started planning wreaths for 2015.

Hospice Coordinator Heather Brough expressed sincere thanks for the outpouring of support, creativity and for remembering Hospice during the holiday season.

About Hospice North Hastings
Our unique rural, residential hospice provides end of life care to patients and their family members. We provide care in the community and in our two-bed Hospice House. Our program receives no health care dollars and fundraising makes it possible to deliver programming and services to North Hastings residents free of charge.

Hospice North Hastings also operates a medical equipment loan program that provides things like canes, crutches, bath seats, commode chairs and walkers on a short term basis, again, free of charge. Hospice staff clean, repair and maintain all the equipment.

Hospice North Hastings also operates the popular R&R Support program for those that caregivers and clients that need a break. The program runs once a week and offers yoga, reiki, relaxation, massage, art therapy and lunch. There is no charge to the participants.

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