Art auction helps build support for Community Hospice in Maitland

  • by Maria Lopez
  • October 22, 2018

The Maitland-based Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc recently held a fundraiser with all proceeds to go toward their Community Hospice Centre project. The project was announced in May this year.

Manager Judith Robinson praised everyone who had come forward with items to auction and raffle.

“We were thrilled with having so many donations. A collection of local artists were involved and some came to the event as well which was lovely.”

Food and wine for the event were also donated. 

“Our volunteers generously gave their time and made things go as smoothly as they did.” 

The fundraising event was held in partnership with the Hunter Artisan Gallery & Café for a fundraiser with an artistic twist for our community hospice, thanks to the support of owner Jenny Nichols.

“Jenny was instrumental in the success of our event. We definitely look forward to future events together”.

Judith has been busy promoting the project in the community by public speaking opportunities, letterbox drops and social media.  She has also had good local media support from radio, newspaper and online news.

“The event raised just over $4,600 all of which goes to our Community Hospice Centre account.”

“We are still looking at options for our community hospice and are working on the philosophy that it has to feel right for this special space to be created.”

The event was held in conjunction with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018.

Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc hope to complete the Community Hospice Centre project by 2020. Click here for more information about the Community Hospice Centre.

Pic: Judith Robinson, Manager Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc (5th from R) with Patron Jenny Aitchison, Member for Maitland (4th from R), at the event.

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