Celebrate a Life hospice fundraiser kicks off for the season

By Jill Sperling
December 1, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: December 1, 2017 - 5:38pm

KAMLOOPS — The annual Celebrate a Life fundraiser for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home is back at Northills Mall. 

Shoppers will find tables of donated crafts for sale just across from the Independent Grocer in the mall. 

Money from the sale of these items, as well as raffle tickets, will be used to purchase new equipment for the hospice home. 

Last year the event raised $18,000 to purchase special pumps for delivering medication. 

"This year our goal is to raise enough money to put a new call bell system in the house for the patients," said Mary Rea of the Kamloops Hospice Association. "Last year we were so fortunate we raised enough that we were able to buy the CADD pumps that were needed. This year we're hoping we'll do as well, and get the system in for the patients."

People can also honour loved ones with their donations. 

A memory tree has been set up to be decorated with names and red lights, each representing someone special. 

Rea says the community has proven its generosity over the years. 

"You know for us at Hospice, we're fortunate, they're generous all year round. They're very good to us. It's a wonderful community to live in, and to make the service better is awesome for us." 

The Celebrate a Life fundraiser will remain at Northills mall until Dec. 22.

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