Hospice Quinte launches its twenty-third annual Memorial Trees fundraiser at the Quinte Mall this weekend.
Memorial Trees has raised nearly $60,000 over the years to provide palliative care and bereavement services.
For $20 you can place a memorial card and a dove on a memorial tree.
Spokesperson Jennifer May-Anderson says Hospice Quinte has more than 150 volunteers.
She says they undergo training as well.
May-Anderson adds, “New for this year we are taking donations for Memorial Trees online at our website Hospice-Quinte.ca. When people donate $20 online we will place a dove in their loved one’s memory on one of our trees at the mall. All proceeds raised for Hospice Quinte stay in our communities, and go directly to support and enhance existing Hospice Quinte programs, which are provided free of cost.”
The Memorial Trees event runs from Saturday, December 9, to December 17.
Hospice Quinte provides hospice palliative care to terminally ill individuals as well as support to their caregivers in-home, and at long term care facilities, retirement residences, and at local hospitals. There are no fees.
The Hospice Quinte service area includes Belleville, north to Plainfield, Quinte West, south to the eastern edge of Prince Edward County, west to Brighton, east to Deseronto.