HOSPICE PRINCE EDWARD- It takes a village

Amelia Struthers with her late grandfather Paul Moore .(Submitted Photo)

The Gazette is highlighting the experiences of individuals and families who have received care services from Hospice Prince Edward as part of its annual appeals campaign. Our residential hospice offers quality of life, dignity in death, and grief and bereavement support at no cost. While the organization receives some funding through Ontario’s Home and Community Care Support Services, 74 per cent of its annual $750,000 operations budget comes through donations and depends on giving from all those who want to ensure that Hospice services are available locally for years to come.

My name is Amelia Struthers, I am 7 years old. My Bupa, Paul Moore, was in Hospice Prince Edward before he died.  I started a lemonade stand fundraiser in memory of my Bupa. I donate all of the money to Hospice Prince Edward. I have raised over $8,000 in three years.

Something about Hospice that the general public doesn’t know is that the people at HPE try and make people in Hospice feel better. They helped my Bupa with medicine, provided meals and helped him with personal care.

Hospice Prince Edward is very important because hospice helps people who need help, so our community needs to help Hospice.

Readers can donate online at www.hospicepe.com,  e- transfer at [email protected] or mail or come into Hospice at 40 Downes Avenue, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0.