While wandering the Quinte Mall you may find your eye drawn to a pretty display of Christmas trees covered in white lights, doves and cards.
Hospice Quinte launched their 23rd annual memorial trees fundraiser on the weekend.
Executive Director Jennifer May-Anderson says they’ve managed to raise almost $60,000 over the years.
This year they’ve introduced something new.
May-Anderson says the funds raised support a couple of different programs.
Volunteers are with the trees from the time the mall opens in the morning until it closes at night. May-Anderson says there are approximately 60 volunteers that are helping with this fundraiser this year.
The trees are located in the Quinte Mall outside of Payless Shoes.
A donation of $20 will let a participant place a dove and a card with the name of their loved one on a tree. Other donations see participants get to place a card on the tree.
Hospice Quinte Memorial Trees will be at the mall until December 17th (Sunday).
Hospice Quinte provides hospice palliative care to terminally ill individuals and support to their caregivers, as well as bereavement support groups. Their service area includes Belleville, north to Plainfield, south to the eastern edge Prince Edward County, west to Brighton and east to Deseronto and Quinte West.
You can visit them a Hospice-Quinte.ca