Helen’s HUGs

Helen's HUG Necklace

A beautiful necklace inspired by Gerald’s original wooden HUG.

A way to remember.
There is no more poignant symbol of hospice-palliative care than the image of the handcrafted HUG’s originally created by Gerald Shearer. Gerald’s wife Helen 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 individuals and group volunteers in the community before being shared with the caring people in our compassionate community.

A new way to remember!

New in December 2019, The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society will have a new way to remember the love shared by Gerald and Helen.  Thanks to our community partner Beck & Boosh, a necklace inspired by the original wooden hug will become the newest product to launch in our HUG line of products.   It is the hope of Colchester East Hants Hospice Society that these new items will help spread the wonderful message of gratitude and love from Gerald and Helen’s original story to people everywhere in order to share and enjoy the gift of a HUG.  More items will be added in 2020 so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information.

The perfect gift.
Helen’s HUG’s 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. All HUG’s products will be 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 Family Centered Grief and Bereavement Support.

Resources

  • HUG’s and hug products will be available year round by contacting us online.
  • Chocolate HUG’s can be purchased by contacting The Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, or through Colchester East Hants retailers just in time for Valentine’s day every year.

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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 1420 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $350!
Thank you to everyone who played along... If you would still like to SIGN UP for next week, find out everything you need to know here: cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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✨It's Bucket List time again!✨ Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw!

If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Start the year off right, with your chance to WIN each week!

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It’s a snowy day in Colchester East Hants! Due to a number of our bucket locations not opening today and for the safety of our drivers, our next draw will be Wednesday, January 15th. All pre-pays will be moved out one week.
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✨It's Bucket List time again!✨ Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw!

If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Start the year off right with your chance to WIN each week: cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.

– At Hospice, we aim to create opportunities for individuals and families to talk about end of life. We advise that everyone plan for end of life, consider their wishes, and pursue quality of life each and every day. It is our hope that when playing this lottery, people will consider these things and what they would check off their “bucket list” if they won. –
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✨It's Bucket List time again!✨ Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw!
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Start the year off right, with your chance to WIN each week! Visit t… https://ift.tt/2skn1pw

It’s a snowy day in Colchester East Hants! Due to a number of our bucket locations not opening today and for the safety of our drivers, our next draw will be Wednesday, January 15th. All pre-pays will be moved out one week.
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✨It's Bucket List time again!✨ Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw!
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Start the year off right, with your chance to WIN each week! Visit t… https://ift.tt/308GK8p

We hope to see you Sunday (Dec 29) at BellyUp BBQ & Grill for the 5th Annual Jason Fahey Legacy Fund Event.

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As many of you know, this is not the happiest time of year for a lot of us. .
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