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Harvast Gala raised $45,000 for Matthews House Hospiceto the editor,
Posted September 24, 2012
September 21 was an important day for Matthews House Hospice.
The evening started with the grand opening of our newly renovated facility that make Matthews House fully accessible.
The renovations were made possible by a grant from the Federal Government's Enabling Accessibility Fund, and our MP, Kellie Leitch was on hand to take part in the ceremony, as were MPP Jim Wilson and Essa Mayor Terry Dowdall.
These renovations would also not have been possible without the generosity of local individuals and businesses who gave supplies and provided labour.
Later in the evening Matthews House hosted the Harvest Gala at the Nottawasaga Inn. Over 200 people attended this first ever Gala and enjoyed dinner, entertainment and a live auction featuring auctioneer and Deputy Mayor Rick Milne. The evening ended with the announcement that the Gala had raised approximately $45,000 for Matthews House.
Thank you so much to our community and all the individuals and businesses who came together to help Matthews House raise funds so we can continue to offer our support to the community. In particular, thank you to John Black our Gala chair and to Marv Chantler our President for their significant contributions to the success of the Harvest Gala.
Matthews House Hospice offers caring, compassionate, non-medical support for people with a life threatening diagnosis, their caregivers, and those dealing with grief due to the death of a loved one.
Some of the ways we can help are: providing information to our clients and to the community about options available for living with a diagnosis, providing support groups and courses/workshops for those with a life threatening diagnosis, their caregivers and for the bereaved at Matthews House and by providing one on one and group support to adults and children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. All services are provided free of charge.