Handbags for Hospice Raises Over $18,000 for Ed’s House

In Charity, Editor Choice, Local

Photo: Nancy Oliver, chair of the special events committee and member of the Ed’s House Foundation (left) with signature sponsor Tony Pulla, RE/MAX Lakeshore Realty Inc. (right)

Community Care Northumberland’s signature Handbags for Hospice event raised a total of $18,200 for Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, CCN’s hospice centre that opened in September of 2020.

The virtual online auction, which ran from June 1st to 10th, included more than 50 bags in different styles, colours, sizes and brands, many of which were generously donated by local retailers. All 52 bags were bid on and purchased and, combined with sponsorships and donations, raised $18,200 for Ed’s House.

“Our ‘teaser’ Handbags for Hospice silent auction was a wonderful success for Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre,” said Nancy Oliver, chair of the special events committee and board member of the Ed’s House foundation. “We thank our signature sponsor Tony Pulla, RE/MAX Lakeshore Realty, Inc., and Spoolon Manufacturing Ltd. and Mitzify Canada Inc. for their generous support and look forward to our full event in February of 2022.”

Speaking to Today’s Northumberland, Pulla said, “the Northumberland community has been really good to me over the years.”

“It’s a way for me to pay back to the community for being welcomed here over 50-years ago.”

“Ed’s House is a really important place to have in a community and the dignity, love and warmth it gives to families is remarkable.”

An integral service of Community Care Northumberland, Ed’s House is a hospice centre in Hamilton Township that provides resident care, grief and bereavement support, health system navigation, caregiver support and palliative support to people with a life-limiting illness, their caregivers and their families. Care and services are provided at no cost to clients and their loved ones.

The full Handbags for Hospice event will be returning in February of 2022.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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