January 28th, 2020
On January 23rd over 250 people attended the first annual Handbags for Hospice held at the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and Convention Centre in Cobourg. With a wide variety of handbags, experiences and jewelry available, attendees generously bid throughout the evening to raise funds for Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.
Community Care Northumberland is very pleased to announce that Handbags for Hospice raised $87,000. “Our committee had set a goal for the evening of raising up to $25,000 to furnish a resident’s room at Ed’s House, states Nancy Oliver, Chair of the Special Events Committee. “With the outstanding support we received from our sponsors, attendees and donors for this event, we are able to furnish three resident rooms at the new Hospice”
As well, Mitzi Faigal the CEO of Mitzify Canada Group Inc. who had donated 25 handbags to the event surprised the crowd when she announced a pledge of $35,000 to Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.
“We are very grateful for all the support that was given to our inaugural Handbags for Hospice and for the generous pledge from Mitzi Faigal, of Mitzify Canada Group Inc “ states Trish Baird, Executive Director of Community Care, “this pledge is in addition to the $87,000 raised by the event My thanks go out to all our sponsors, donors and attendees for their generous support of Ed’s House and the Special Events Committee Nancy Oliver, Jennifer Darrell, Wendy Ito, Nancy Kennedy, Pam Buttery , Jaclyn West and Lynda Kay for all their efforts in planning this very special evening.”
The Sponsors for the evening included: Jacqueline Pennington, Remax Hallmark, Lynn Hardy, Kenneth Bell Tony Pulla, Remax Lakeshore Reality Inc., Acme Electric, SMM Law, Westjet, Quantrill’s Stadtke Plumbing and Heating, CIBC, Spoolon, Langhorne, Irwin and Coleman, Mitzify Canada, Via Rail, Erin Brown and Susan Hull of Royal Service, Empire Crossing, Kristin Devereaux Royal Lepage, RBC, Palisade Gardens, Bakertilley, Gordon Insurance, Karen Chalovich, BMO Wealth Management BMO Nesbitt Burns, and Holton Flowers.
For more information about Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre or this event, please call Community Care Northumberland’s Executive Director or Director of Donor Relations and Communications
Lynda Kay Trish Baird
Director, Donor Relations & Communications Executive Director
Community Care Northumberland Community Care Northumberland
(905) 885-0466 Work 1-866-514-5774
(905) 375-5628 Cell