Hike & Bike for Hospice Sets Records
VIDEO REPORT: Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson delivered a major funding announcement
It was another record setting day for the annual Hike and Bike for Hospice in Collingwood on Sunday May 28th. Perfect sunny weather greeted participants as they hiked and biked along Collingwood streets and trails. As everyone was leaving after lunch it was announced over $188,500. was raised this year. Margo Brandreth was the top fundraiser, at $22,340.
“The work of Hospice Georgian Triangle is made possible by donors like yourselves and funding providers. I am delighted to announce that we are joined by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) today who will present Hospice Georgian Triangle with a cheque for $116,900” said Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson.
This generous funding has been granted to Hospice through the OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund. “The OTF Resilient Communities fund was designed to build resiliency following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting staff and future operations with human resource management and strategic planning expertise” Saunderson added.
Melanie Case from 95.1 THE PEAK introduced Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson and Debora Bloom Hall from OTF. “I am delighted to announce that we are joined by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) today who will present Hospice Georgian Triangle with a cheque for $116,900” said Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said Trish Rawn, Executive Director of Hospice Georgian Triangle. “This grant will allow us to provide exceptional human resource support and training to staff and volunteers caring for patients and their families. We also want to congratulate the Ontario Trillium Foundation on 40 years of granting and building healthy and vibrant communities across the province.”
Left-to-Right: Collingwood Mayor Yvonne Hamlin, Melanie Kase from 95.1 THE PEAK, MPP Brian Saunderson, Town of The Blue Mountains Mayor Andrea Matrosovs, Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall
Len Logozar, the Hospice Georgian Triangle Board Member congratulated all participants and highlighted the hard work of the volunteers at Hospice. “We are a team of volunteers dedicated to the mission of supporting individuals, and their caregivers, in their journey with a life limiting illness to live the best life possible. At Hospice, we have 120 active volunteers who help out in so many ways – If you are interested in volunteering, ask me how or call Hospice.”
Executive Director Trish Rawn echoed Logozar’s comments. “A special shout out to the Hospice Angels who not only dedicate themselves to exceptional patient care but also find time to be involved in their community.”
Hospice Georgian Triangle provides compassionate care at Campbell House and in the community for individuals with life-limiting illness and their families in the Town of the Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach.
Hospice Georgian Triangle, started in 1987 and has evolved to provide compassionate care in the home and at Campbell House for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness, living in the communities of The Town of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township. Care programs come at no cost to the users and focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and family, enhancing quality of life. Hospice Georgian Triangle relies on the funding of the government and generous donors for all services and programs, including end-of-life care and grief counseling. To learn more visit hospicegeorgiantriangle.com.