Ultimate Fifty/50 raffle winner gets his prize, gives some back

Grand prize winner of Comox Valley Hospice Society raffle donates part of winnings back to the cause

In front of an excited crowd, Marcel Moose of Meyers Norris Penny drew the winning ticket for the Comox Valley Hospice Society’s 3rd Annual Ultimate fifty/50 raffle on Friday evening at the Kingfisher Resort and Spa. Jim Brady of Comox was the jubilant winner.

A resident of Berwick Comox Valley, Jim served a distinguished marine pilot for more than 30 years before his retirement.

“We so deeply appreciate Jim’s generosity in donating a portion of his winnings to hospice to help support hospice care for people in the Comox Valley,” said Audrey Craig, past president, Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS).

“The money from this raffle raised for hospice will help fund the emotional and spiritual care of people who are living with dying, grieving and caregiving at home, in hospice at The Views, in hospital and in care facilities offered by a small staff and dozens of well-trained volunteers,” said Lynn Brandon, president, CVHS. “This whole person and family care helps makes every moment matter and is available only because of the generosity of this community.”

“We were so gratified to have such a wonderful community response as the raffle sold out early! And, we offer a huge thank you to raffle platinum sponsors DeLuca Veale Investments, Jane Denham/ReMax and Waypoint Insurance” said Tracey McGinnis, CVHS Director and owner of Blinds and Bubble Boutique.

“I used the $10 tickets as customer appreciation gifts and they were warmly appreciated. We also deeply appreciate gold sponsors—Kingfisher Resort & Spa, Swift Datoo Law Corporation, Bodyworx Physiotherapy, the Comox Valley Record and Staples as well as the many Friends of Hospice sponsorships.”

The Record was on hand for the grand prize draw, and ensuing phone call. (The entire video is seven minutes long… the phone call to the winner is at the four-minute mark.)

Office moving

The Comox Valley Hospice Society reminds the community that the CVHS administrative and outpatient offices will be moving effective Oct. 30, now sharing space with the Canadian Cancer Society located at #102 – 1509 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. If you would like more information about hospice care in the Comox Valley, volunteer training or how you can help build a compassionate community of caring, please visit www.ComoxHospice.com or call 250-339-5533.

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