Saturday, July 9, 2011

My charity auction is running!

Charity Auction for North Shore Hospice for Mum.

Over the past year I have experienced the amazing care and support provided by the North Shore Hospice for terminally ill patients and their families.  As Mum takes this hard journey with kidney cancer we have been so thankful many times for the support, knowledge, respect and dignity hospice staff afford patients in their care.

Before this experience I thought hospice aided in the final days or perhaps weeks, of patients with terminal illness.  I had no idea that their services were far more extensive, and could cover months to years for some patients, both in hospice and in patients’ homes.  They have provided care and equipment for use at home which greatly improves quality of life as well as much needed hospice respite breaks.  Hospice needs donations to continue to provide this amazing service, and thus this auction was born.

Update September 2011 - I am very excited to advise that my charity auction raised $1500 for the North Shore Hospice.  Thank you so much to all those who donated so cheerfully their time and materials and to all those who supported the online auction.

1 comment:

  1. It really feels refreshing when you know that you are able to do something for someone who is close to your heart. In your case, you chose the North Shore Hospice, with your mother's illness as your inspiration. That facility has served many patients and I think it’s time for them to be rewarded.

    Alison Perris