Helen’s HUGs

A way to remember.
There is no more poignant symbol of hospice-palliative care than the handcrafted HUG’s individually made by Gerald Shearer. Gerald’s wife died on the Palliative Care program before she had a chance to thank the many staff and volunteers who cared for her during her illness. Helen was a natural “hugger” so in her memory Gerald handmade and presented each staff member with Helen’s HUG. Since that time Gerald has crafted and donated thousands of wooden HUGS to the Hospice Society. They are then painted by many individual and group volunteers in the community including the North River Elementary School, the Nova Institution, and many more.

The perfect gift.
Helen’s HUGs have been requested and sent around the world including France, England, Afghanistan, throughout the US, and Canada, raising awareness about the importance of community support and quality of care at end of life. HUGS are available to the community here in Colchester East-Hants during the Valentine’s season through local businesses. A HUG makes the perfect gift for friends, family and loved ones especially as they remember those special individuals in their lives who have died. All donations go towards our Hospice Society programming including Palliative Volunteer Visiting and Grief and Bereavement Support.

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  • HUGs will be available year round for a suggested donation of $5 each by contacting us online.

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We launched a new fundraiser today - the Hospice Bucket List 50/50 Draw! It's easy to play, and you can do so at TEN locations throughout Colchester East Hants (more locations coming soon!). Play your toonie today at NovelTea Bookstore Cafe, The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, Cup of Soul, Leno's Stop Shop, Leo's Supermarket, East Hants Public Library, and the Esso Go Stores in Millford, Elmsdale, and Enfield! Learn more about the game, here: cehhospice.org/2017/08/09/bucketlist/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We had our very first Bucket List 50/50 winner today! Congrats to Mike Brown, #508. #trurobuzz https://t.co/EOxEgYUONx

We're partnering with @Dalnews and @BarbPesut at @UBC. Learn more about this exciting project! https://t.co/NRUC2gmA0B #hospice #canada

Hospice team members, Serena and Samantha, in the Volcano Room at the Dougy Center (The National… https://t.co/pBC7m8nzii

A portion of proceeds from The Trews at Truro Civic Square will support Hospice programming! Do you have your tickets? #TruroBuzz

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