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Support for Kamloops Hospice in its time of need

Support for Kamloops Hospice in its time of need

Aug 5, 2021 | 4:55 PM

KAMLOOPS — Two local businesses are collaborating to fundraise for Kamloops Hospice.

Geisbrecht and Associates has partnered with DW Builders to host its second annual drive-thru donation event where donors can give money, gift cards, and other items posted to the hospice Facebook page.

“It was the first time I could just feel this absolute relief,” said Marilyn Geisbrecht, owner at Geisbrecht and Associates.

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Car raffle for hospice care

Car raffle for hospice care

May 11, 2021 / 12:01 am 

They are the happy moments in the most trying of times.

Kamloops Hospice Association, which has 12 private rooms at its Whiteshield Crescent location, is there to provide care, love and support to people who are at the end of their lives.

Hospice care is patient and family centred, which means “if someone wants ice cream for breakfast, we do that,” executive director Wendy Marlow says. “We’ve had staff barbecue up a beautiful steak and just put it to a person’s lips.”

The rooms overlook beautiful Peterson Creek Park, making it “a beautiful spot for families and for people at end of life,” Marlow says.

Kamloops Hospice Association normally hosts a gala each year to raise significant money for its operations, since it is one of only a handful of “independent” hospices in the province. Interior Health covers just less than 50% of the annual budget, and KHA has to come up with at least another $1 million each year to keep the doors open. The organization’s last gala before COVID-19 raised $170,000, but the event has been cancelled the past 2 years due to the pandemic.

“You can imagine losing that has been huge,” she says.

That is a lot of funding to make up, but Marlow believes the organization has found a solution. It is conducting the “Let’s Get Electrified” raffle for a 2018 Chevrolet Bolt Premier, which is an electric vehicle valued at $28,000. It has has a range of nearly 400 kilometres, leather and heated seats in both the front and back, and high-quality cameras and screens.

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Jenny Quince Retires after 39 years

Founding member at Kamloops Hospice retiring after serving community for almost four decades

Amandalina Letterio – Oct 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

A founding member of Kamloops Hospice is retiring after 39 years.

Jenny Quince has taken pride in caring for people during their end-of-life experiences.

“It’s been quite the journey for me and I think I’ve learned a lot more compassion working here, patience. I’ve feel that over the years I have become a kinder person,” says Quince.

In addition to deeply missing her colleagues, she says she will miss interacting with patients and their families.

“Kamloops is one of the most generous communities I think you could live in. It’s grown over the years, but we’re still like a little town,” she expresses. “This city is the best.”

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Donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Kamloops Hospice Association receives donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Jul 23, 2020 11:57 AM

By Jill Sperling

Image Credit: CFJC Today / Kent Simmonds

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Hospice Association has received a boost in funding through the BC Interior Community Foundation.  A cheque was presented outside the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home Thursday morning (July 23) in the amount of $8,500.

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STOP, DROP AND DONATE

Stop, Drop and Donate event stocks shelves, raises over $28,000 for Kamloops Hospice Association

Jul 13, 2020 4:49 PM

By Dylana Kneeshaw

Image Credit: Adam Donnelly

KAMLOOPS — A weekend fundraiser for the Kamloops Hospice Association turned out to be a huge success, raising more than $28,000.  The Stop, Drop and Donate event saw many Kamloops residents come through the parking lot at IG Wealth Management on Sahali Terrace Saturday (July 11), bringing money, food, and household items for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden home.

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