Postcards from Scotland: Colchester East Hants Hospice employee heads to Scotland to raise funds and awareness for Hospice.

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Truro, NS – Colchester East Hants Hospice social worker, Linda Turner, is headed for Scotland! Linda will be participating in the Scottish Half Marathon on September 6th 2014 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Hospice. With an aim of raising $2500.00, Linda will send a postcard, from Scotland, to each individual who sponsors her run!

Linda decided to take on this challenge for four reasons: to promote healthy/active living; to promote living life to its fullest; to set an example of how an individual can raise funds for a cause; and, most importantly, as a thank-you to all those who have supported Hospice over the years. As a staff member Linda feels it is still important to be “part of the fundraising process, and to contribute to Hospice in a different way.”

On a personal note, Linda turns 54 the day after the race: “I believe it is important to remain active through all our lives, and always be pursing new challenges.” Linda’s 22 year old daughter Genevieve will be there to celebrate this with her. “Genevieve will be participating in the race with me. I hope others may look to our adventure as an example of how they too can have fun with a loved one for a great cause!” 

Anyone interested in supporting Linda, and receiving a postcard from Scotland, can make a pledge in two ways: 

  1. Visiting the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street Truro, NS
  2. Visiting www.runningroom.com – click “Giving” and then search Linda Turner under “Pledge an Athlete.” 

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying. 

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants.

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Media Contact Information:
Craig Johnson
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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Did You Know?

We were able to purchase our new home – at 89 Queen Street in Truro – thanks to two generous gifts from the community.

The first was from the late Joanne Venner, who bequeathed her home to the hospice society in 2010. The second was from 107-year-old Nelly Traxler who left half of her estate to the society in honour of her mother, Frau Marta Bumova.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society took possession of this 20th century, revival style house on March 27th, 2013 and moved our offices in that Fall.

Where the hospice society does not receive direct funding from the government, we rely on the support of a generous community to fund our programs and services.

Thanks to all of our supporters!
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It's a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 743 – was NOT played. Thank you to all participants for your continued support... Next week's winnings are estimated to be $500!

It's not too late to sign up – Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society welcomed a new Executive Director in December, 2018. Stacey Harrison has been at the helm for just over four months and is looking forward to what the future holds for her and the organization.

"I sat on the Hospice Board for two years and, after experiencing a personal loss, I was prompted to get more involved with the organization. When the opportunity came up, I was excited to take on this new role."
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