Media Release – Hospice Simcoe’s Annual Appeal

November 4, 2020

Hospice Simcoe launched their Annual Appeal at the beginning of October and are pleased to report we have reached the half way mark to our goal of $100,000.

We are very grateful to an anonymous donor that has agreed to match all Annual Appeal donations this year up to a total of $100,000.   This dollar for dollar match will give us $200,000  if our goal is reached.  Our Annual Appeal runs through to the end of this calendar year. 

“We are grateful to the many members of our community that make donations to Hospice Simcoe each year, but particularly this year, as fundraising has been a challenge.  We cannot host large gatherings for fundraising events, so are relying on Annual Appeal and other sources for our revenue.” – Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director, Hospice Simcoe

All our programs and services: residential hospice, visiting hospice and bereavement support are provided at no cost.    

We have experienced another year of accomplishments and program expansion as we strive to meet the needs of the dying and bereaved in our community.  Our second location on Bell Farm Road has allowed our social worker and volunteer teams to provide emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support to hundreds of individuals and their families from the time of diagnosis through to bereavement.

Since opening the doors to our residence 11 years ago, over 2,300 people have spent their final days and weeks with us.

We hope you consider donating today to assist us in providing our no cost programs and services to the people of Simcoe County.  Call us at 705 722-5995, mail your cheque to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie, L4M 7C2 or donate on line at  www.hospicesimcoe.ca

For the dying and the bereaved, Hospice Simcoe provides compassionate, expert care and services to ease the pain – before, during and after their journey. 

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Media contact: 

Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director, 705 722-5995  kelly@hospicesimcoe.ca  

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