Face to Face Campaign Surpasses Goal, New Van for Transportation Program Announced
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County has officially concluded the 14th annual Face to Face campaign, with a total of $84,239.90 raised this year.
Once again, the campaign will support the Hospice’s Fairley Family Transportation Program which provides more than 6,500 rides to patients and their caregivers, bringing them to medical appointments, treatments or to the Hospice Wellness Centre for programs.
Also it was announced at the campaign wrap-up that a portion of the funds from the campaign total will help to purchase a van.
“The van that will be replaced has been in use since 2002,” said executive director Carol Derbyshire. “We’ve used it for as long as we possible, but we’re working with our friends at Unifor Local 444 to find a way to replace it with a new, or at least new-to-us, minivan.”
The campaign total came as a ‘happy’ shock to founder John Fairley, who wanted hear what was raised at the same time as the canvassers and donors.
“I can sleep soundly tonight, this year was another great year for Face to Face and The Hospice.” – John Fairley, Founder, Face to Face Campaign
Feature photo: Jamie Henderson, Marlene Corey, John Fairley, Carol Derbyshire, Mike Solcz and Robert Scussolin pose with the campaign total, after it was announced some of this year’s campaign money will be used to purchase new van for the transportation program.
Photos courtesy of Laura Lemmon.