Port Elgin Rotary Club donating $50,000 over 5 years to Huron Shores Hospice



The Port Elgin Rotary Club has pledged $50,000 to Huron Shores Hospice, over the next 5 years. The first $10,000 cheque was presented to co-chairs, Carol Rencheck and Cheryl Cottrill, supporting the Hearts for Hospice, Phase II fundraising efforts to bring a second residential hospice bed to south Bruce County.

(L) Rotary President Steven Dennison, past-Pres. Dan Murawsky, Co-Chairs Huron Shores Hospice Board Carol Rencheck and Cheryl Cottrill and Rotary Treasurer Kevin Carter

Steven Dennison, President of the Rotary Club, stated “We are pleased to support Huron Shores Hospice and the good work being done to provide residents of south Bruce County with quality end-of-life care. This is a valuable service for our local community and we are proud to contribute to ensure this service is sustainable for our community and help with the efforts to bring a second bed into service.”

Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-led, community-funded residential hospice, providing quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Saugeen Shores, Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas. Plans are currently underway to add a second bed to better serve the residents of south Bruce in 2020. At this time no funding is available from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and all monies to support the hospice must be fundraised in the community.

“We are so thankful for this tremendous show of support from the Port Elgin Rotary Club. This donation will go a long way to ensure our sustainability over the next five years and contribute to our fundraising efforts for a second bed to be added in 2020. This is a significant donation to our community hospice and we want to express our heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club for their generosity and their show of support for the work we are doing at Huron Shores Hospice,” said Carol Rencheck, Co-Chair of the Huron Shores Hospice Board of Directors.