ANAF ladies pour coffee for hospice

Fundraiser supports ongoing activities at North Okanagan Hospice Society

  • Apr. 13, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The ladies auxiliary of the Army, Navy and Air Force unit is known for its good work throughout the North Okanagan.

Its latest good deed is a donation of $860 to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, thanks to the recent Coffee Party for Hospice event.

Convened by past-president Delores Rondquist, the event included a light lunch, with entertainment provided by local line dancers.

“They practise on a regular basis at the ANAF  hall and were more than happy to help the cause,” said Rondquist.

“The ladies auxiliary of the ANAF would like to thank everyone who participated in some way, making our second annual hospice party a success.”

Coffee Party for Hospice is an annual fundraiser for the North Okanagan Hospice Society, with this year’s goal to revitalize the community volunteer program. Last year, hospice coffee parties raised more than $24,000, all in $10 donations.

Hospice volunteers offer companionship and a listening ear, but do not give medical, nursing, or spiritual advice. Volunteers are of all ages, from 20-somethings to retired folks to octogenarians. Some have health care backgrounds, but volunteers are asked to function only as volunteers, not as an extension of their profession.

Volunteer training sessions are held twice annually, in the spring and the fall. Pre-registration is required. For more information and pre-registration, contact Leigh Van Dyke at leigh@nohs.ca or call 250- 503-1800, ext 110.