Handbags for Hospice

Handbags for Hospice

All that Glitters sparkled at the recent Handbags for Hospice event to kick off the holiday season at The Venue downtown Peterborough on November 14, 2019.

The Winter Wonderland theme was front and centre at this year’s Handbags for Hospice. As members of this great community, we have so much to be proud of and so much to celebrate.

In the true glittery fashion of this event, guests attended dressed in silver and sparkles to support Hospice Peterborough clients, raising over $46,000. All money raised will provide care, and support programs to enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief in Peterborough City and County.

Individuals and families can connect with Hospice Peterborough at anytime throughout their journey with life-threatening illness, end of life and grief. Hospice provides advocacy, education, care, and a sense of connection to walk alongside clients and their families.

Funds raised at the 2019 Handbags for Hospice will also support our new 24/7 palliative care residence that provides professional end of life care in a tranquil environment. With your financial help, care is provided by medical professionals 24 hours a day in our 10 private bedroom residence.

Patrons at the Handbags for Hospice event laughed with excitement while sipping champagne cocktails, and participated in an exciting live auction expertly auctioned off by local auctioneer Rob Rusland. Guests posed for a fun photo at the photo booth provided by Photo Booth Love. To top off the evening guests were awed by a magical live performance by Premiere Studio of Dance, and took home live and silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and donors, all for a great cause.

We are grateful to our hardworking Handbags for Hospice Committee who created this magical event.

Thank you to Chair Michelle Mitchell and committee – Jayne Asselin, Shelley Barrie, Diane Czarnik, Kelly Dewar, Shannon Davies, Sharon Hubble, Amy Micks, Rencee Noonan and Karen Procyk.

Pictured below: Michelle Mitchell – Chair of Handbags for Hospice Committee.