The Friends of Hospice recently donated $169,000 to Talbot Hospice from Winter Festival, its series of fall fundraisers that included Pump It Up for Hospice, Santa 5K Fun Run, 37th Annual Festival of Trees, Carols by Candlelight, and Holiday House Tour. Since its creation in 1986, Friends of Hospice has raised more than $3 million for Talbot Hospice.
The donation, the largest ever raised by the annual events, was made possible by the passionate group of volunteers, said Friends of Hospice (FOH) chairman John Horner. As committee members gathered for a group photo, John wanted “to enjoy this wonderful moment of support for Talbot Hospice as a group. This wonderful donation happened because of you.”
John took a moment to thank the volunteers attending the check presentation ceremony and exclaimed how it was “an amazing journey to work on five special events with the group who made it all possible.”
Work is already under way to organize for the events in 2023. Anyone interested in working on a committee or serving as a chairman may contact Karla Wieland-Cherry, Festival of Trees chairman, at [email protected]. For more information about Talbot Hospice, visit www.talbothospice.org.
Talbot Hospice provides compassionate care, comfort and support for patients and their families and caregivers wherever they call home. Talbot Hospice serves patients facing life-limiting illnesses through hospice and palliative care, as well as its Pathways and bereavement programs. Services are available to patients and caregivers regardless of ability to pay. The mission of the Friends of Hospice, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is to raise funds for the Talbot Hospice Foundation through the annual Festival of Trees and related events.