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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We are grateful to be working with Truro Parks Recreation Culture Town of TruroColchester East Hants Community Health Boards to choose one of the featured movies for the 2022 Summer Movies in Victoria Park!Hope to see you on Friday, August 19th!If you or anyone you know has any questions or is looking for grief support, please reach out to us at (902) 893-3265 or questions@cehhospice.org 🌻🎬 The Truro Parks Recreation and Culture Department has been working with local organizations to choose the featured movies for the 2022 Summer Movies in Victoria Park.For our 2nd movie night (August 19th) we have the movie 𝐔𝐩.This movie feature was chosen by the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society chose the movie 'Up' for a number of reasons. It reminds us of the relationships we have with each other and that sometimes we can lose sight of the things we have and the people around us until they are gone. The story is about our emotions and grief but also about love, compassion and making sure every day counts!The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides grief programs and services using a family centered model to their communities of Colchester and East Hants.Town of Truro Colchester East Hants Community Health Boards ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are some photos from last weekend's Rock the Hub!Thank you so much for your support of our grief programs and services and see you this weekend at Country Rocks the Hub 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited for this weekend!Watch for our team during the night or stop by our tent and we will see you soon 💛Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is our charitable partner again this year. Look for them each night with their 50/50 tickets and help support this important community support system. ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to our third winner of our 2022-2023 Bucket List Lotto $1,000 draw! James Faulkner (Ticket #0525)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.

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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.

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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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