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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What’s on *your* bucket list? Get your tickets NOW for our Bucket List Lotto! • Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July).• Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can. 💛It is amazing what our community can do when we come together. Thanks to Elsa at Calling Corners New Age Boutique for helping us spread the word! We are so grateful for all of our community support, including the HUG healing stones that Calling Corners has created for us.To purchase your Bucket List Lotto ticket:• Email info@cehhospice.org, or• Phone (902) 893-3265#hospice #bucketlist ... See MoreSee Less
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Don’t forget: We have partnered with the Colchester Community Workshops for this exciting fundraiser (see details below). You have from now until May 21, 2021 to purchase your ticket and benefit these two worthy causes!Someone will WIN a gently used King Puffy adjustable bed and Puffy lux mattress with the purchase of a raffle ticket.Tickets are just $5 each or 3 for $10 and can be purchased at the Colchester Community Workshops New To You store (Arthur Street, Truro) or by calling the Hospice office at 902.893.3265. ... See MoreSee Less
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What’s on *your* bucket list? Get your tickets NOW for our Bucket List Lotto! Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July). 💛Thanks to Dawn at Dropwise Aromatherapy for helping us spread the word! We are so grateful for all of our community connections, including the grief essential oil blend that Dawn has provided for our HUG product line.• Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can. • Email info@cehhospice.org, or• Phone (902) 893-3265#hospice #bucketlist ... See MoreSee Less
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This week's Bucket List Lotto winner is Kathy Guinan!CONGRATULATIONS!Stay tuned for our next winner on April 7th!What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Bucket List Lotto is back! 💛Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started. Thanks to our friend, Sylvia, for helping us spread the word!Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)! Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can. Email info@cehhospice.org to make your purchase or phone us at (902) 893-3265.What’s on *your* bucket list? ... See MoreSee Less
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Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started! 💛

Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)!

Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can: info@cehhospice.org (902) 893-3265.

#bucketlist

Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

#hospice #givingtuesdayca

Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE
@cehhospice

Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

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