Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha celebrates 25 years of service, makes largest ever donation to the Hospice Peterborough Care Centre

HOSPICE PETERBOROUGH

MEDIA RELEASE

May 13, 2015 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha celebrates 25 years of service, makes largest ever donation to the Hospice Peterborough Care Centre.

Peterborough, ON – The Board of Directors of Hospice Peterborough and the Every Moment Matters Campaign Cabinet are delighted to announce that the Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha has made a $100,000 commitment to the Every Moment Matters Campaign supporting the new Hospice Care Centre. Funds will be raised through various events such as the annual Rotary Ribfest and Rotary Auction.

Campaign Chair, Betty Morris stated, “We are delighted with the commitment that the Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha has made to the $6.5M Every Moment Matters Campaign in support of the Hospice Peterborough Care Centre project. The Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha is an integral part of the community and Hospice Peterborough is very grateful for their generous support.”

Linda Sunderland, Hospice Peterborough’s Executive Director went on to say, “Hospice Peterborough has been planning for this new facility for 10 years and we are thrilled it will finally become a reality for our community. The Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha has been a long-time supporter of Peterborough Hospice. We feel honoured to be the recipients of their largest gift in the community to date!” Hospice Peterborough is pleased to recognize this generosity with the naming opportunity of the ‘Rotary Programing Room’, which will be located in the Community Program space of the centre.

Liz Lewis Woosey, President of the Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha stated, “2015 marks a milestone in the history of our organization.  Not only is the Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha celebrating 25 years of community service, our members are thrilled to be able to be a part of the Every Moment Matters Campaign by committing our largest ever contribution to the community by way of this $100,000 gift.  We recognize that the Hospice Care Centre will be a very important part of the community. We are pleased to be able to donate on such a momentous level.”

ABOUT THE CARE CENTRE

The Hospice Peterborough Care Centre will be located at 325 London Street at Reid. The existing Victorian home currently situated on the property will be fully renovated and incorporated into the plans of the Care Centre.  A common reception foyer will connect the home with a newly constructed 10-bed hospice. Innovative elements are incorporated throughout the design including views of trees and gardens from each private bedroom. The Hospice Peterborough Care Centre will become a hub for the delivery of integrated hospice palliative care services in our community, services that will support individuals and families through serious illness and grief, and the health care professionals who provide this important care.

ABOUT HOSPICE PETERBOROUGH

Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has provided hospice palliative care outreach and support and bereavement services to those living with life-threatening illness and grief in the City and County of Peterborough. Our programs and services, partially funded by the Central East Local Health Integration Network, are offered to the communities of Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Lakefield, Selwyn, and Trent Lakes – a total population of 135,000.

Currently, Hospice Peterborough offers more than 25 programs and services, at no cost to our clients:

  • Volunteer Support in the home
  • Day Hospice Program
  • Support groups and wellness programs for those living with serious illness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Bereavement support for adults, children and teens
  • Education programs for the community and for health care professionals
  • Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Service
  • Community Resource Library

ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF PETERBOROUGH-KAWARTHA

In 2015, the Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha will be celebrating a resounding 25 years in the community. The Rotary Club’s mission statement is “to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.” The Rotary Club hosts/sponsors various events such as Rotary Ribfest, Delta Bingo, Musicfest, Rotary Book Drive and Annual Auction.

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For more information, contact:

Linda Sunderland, Executive Director

Hospice Peterborough

Phone:  705-742-4042

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