(Thursday, May 10, 2018. Halifax, NS) Six rotary clubs presented Hospice Halifax with a $167,330 contribution toward hospice residence construction, underway at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. The hospice residence will be the first in Nova Scotia when it opens on October 1, 2018.

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Members of Rotary Clubs of Halifax Metro present Hospice Halifax with a $167,330 contribution. From left: Bob Power, Halifax; Dick Hodgson, Halifax Northwest; Wanda White, Sackville and Area; Gordon Neal, Hospice Halifax; Alex Handyside, Halifax Harbourside; Terry Israel, Dartmouth East; Don Chisholm, Dartmouth.

The collective fundraising effort from the Rotary Clubs of Halifax Metro – with representation from Halifax, Halifax Northwest, Halifax Harbourside, Sackville and Area, Dartmouth, and Dartmouth East – marks the first of its kind locally.  The rotary clubs have been raising funds for Hospice Halifax since 2012.

“It’s encouraging to see the large scale community support coming forward to help make the hospice residence a reality,” said Gordon Neal, CEO for Hospice Halifax. “Working with the rotary clubs has been beneficial on all sides and we’re glad for our long-standing relationship. At Hospice Halifax, we’re seeing that organizational support is matching what we heard from people at our community consultation and our recent events – we need a hospice residence.”

The contribution from Rotary Clubs of Halifax Metro will directly support construction costs. On site, the foundation and structural steel for the building are complete and wood frames are being erected. View construction updates.

“We’re pleased to support Hospice Halifax year round and especially during Hospice Palliative Care Week,” said Alex Handyside, member for Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside. “My personal involvement with Hospice Halifax has been fulfilling. On a club level, we view hospice palliative care as essential to our community.”

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Media Contact:
Kyla Friel
Tel.: 902-446-0929
Email: k.friel@hospicehalifax.ca