A Chatham-Kent’s nurses’ group accomplished its goal.
The Chatham-Kent Nurses in Support of the Chatham-Kent Hospice, organized by retired nurse Bonnie Sunnen, had a goal of raising $50,000 by Dec. 1. The plan was to encourage local nurses, working and retired, to support the hospice.
When this month arrived, they’d raised $51,371.
A nurses’ station in the hospice will be named in their honour.
To help encourage donations, several prize packs were offered up, ranging from a week’s stay in a vacation home in Florida, to hockey tickets to a mani/pedi gift certificate.
Meanwhile, organizations continue to pour forth to support the hospice’s capital campaign.
Mahle Filter Systems in Tilbury donated $25,000.
Chatham Valley Scottish Rite, a branch of the Masonic Lodge, donated $5,000.
The Ontario Realtors Care Foundation, through an endorsement from the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors, also donated $4,480.