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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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society
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Although Father's Day is often portrayed as a happy day full of gratitude, we know that it can also bring feelings of sadness and grief for many of us. For those who find Father's Day emotionally difficult, here is a list of coping tips to help support you in your grief. Remember that it's okay to grieve for many reasons on this day – Those of us who are children that have lost fathers and fathers who have lost children. Those of us who have lost fathers or children due to incarceration, foster care, or estrangement. Those of us who cannot be with our fathers or children due to living far away or outside of our region.We urge you to spend the day in a way that feels right to you.If you need further support, please reach out to us at questions@cehhospice.org or 902-893-3265 ... See MoreSee Less
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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society
We will be back at the Truro Farmers Market this Saturday, June 19th, from 8AM-1PM. There are so many ways to #supportlocal while you're there and our Bucket List Lotto tickets make a great gift for that father figure in your life!We can't wait to see all of you 🌻Want to grab your ticket right now? Follow this link:checkout.square.site/merchant/N99MFHS3PARMA/checkout/H5RIPYGDEUCVYGZGD3SWUCUZ ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to Marilyn Johnson of Truro who is our final winner for Bucket List Lotto 2020/21!Get your ticket now by following the link below.New draws start July 7th, so get your ticket before they're gone June 30th 2021.checkout.square.site/.../H5RIPYGDEUCVYGZGD3SWUCUZ ... See MoreSee Less
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The last ticket for our 2020/21 Bucket List Lotto has been drawn! Who could be the winner?Winner will be posted at 4:00 pm today.Only 2 weeks left to get your ticket for the 2021/22 draws. Do you have your ticket? A ticket enters you into 26 chances to win $1000. You could be like one winner this year and win more than once. Get yours now by calling (902) 893-3265 or follow this link:checkout.square.site/merchant/N99MFHS3PARMA/checkout/H5RIPYGDEUCVYGZGD3SWUCUZCongratulations to all of our winners this year! We are excited to see who the next winners will be. ... 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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