Members of the Clearwater and District Hospice Society pose next to the Memory Tree at the Clearwater Lodge for their annual Lights to Remember campaign on Dec. 16. This year the group sold 163 cards, the proceeds of which will go toward completing the new hospice room in Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Hospice campaign completes costs for new room

Surplus funds will go toward training group’s members

Clearwater and District Hospice Society’s annual Lights to Remember campaign was a success, raising enough money to pay off the remainder of costs for its new hospice room in Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital.

For the initiative, hospice members sold cards community members could buy in memory of loved ones, then hung them on a special tree in the lobby of the Clearwater Lodge, where people can then sit and appreciate the meaningful decorations.

This year the campaign raised $1,630 and any surplus left over from creating the hospice room will go toward training the group’s members.

READ MORE: Lights to Remember has record year

Because the group has its members sit with patients in the hospital to keep them comfortable and in good company, a certain degree of training is required, and present members often have to take refresher courses as well.

There’ll be spring training sessions in April or May for anyone looking to join and those interested can call 778-208-0137.

Clearwater and District Hospice said they’d like to thank the Clearwater Lodge for supplying a new tree this year and always allowing the group to set it up in the lobby each year.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

Rainer Meat Cutting continues family tradition

Finding a new role in the days of COVID-19

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

COVID-19: Interior Health orders closure of all fitness centres until May 30

The order is subject to revision, cancellation, or extension

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Take this test and find out how well you know Canada’s most popular winter sport

Most Read