Today we got to meet an extraordinary woman! These opportunities of meeting people are one of the parts of our job that bring us great joy and remind us that the world we are surrounded by is full of giving, kind and compassionate people, no matter what their circumstances are. This woman has given us permission to share this story.
Ann Matheson is a prolific crocheter! In fact, she has been producing lap blankets for our Hospice PEI clients for the past few months while she herself is on a personal journey of her own. We have been able to give the lap blankets to our Hospice PEI volunteers across the region who bring them on their visits to our clients they spend time with. The feedback has been wonderful. Everyone is so appreciative of the thought, beauty and time that goes into each blanket. The colors are beautiful. Even the men love the neutral colors she uses and have commented on how much they appreciate that detail. From all of us at Hospice PEI, THANK YOU ANN for thinking of others and bringing smiles and warmth to many islanders. We re glad we brought a smile to your face today by stopping in to meet you. Blessings to you on your journey.
Hospice PEI volunteers go above and beyond to make a client's food craving come true. East Prince Hospice volunteer Lisa Arsenault visited a client who was saying she was sad to have missed out on her favourite divinity fudge this Christmas. Despite divinity fudge being notoriously difficult to make, Lisa decided to try. Her first effort was like glue and her second effort was like a brick. She took them to her client anyway and they had a good laugh. When she told me the story, I knew to call our expert divinity fudge maker, Helen Muttart. Even though she’ll be making it for our Valentine’s Day sale next month she said, “Oh no, she shouldn’t have to wait. Consider it done!”. The lovely client dived straight into the box and said, “it’s sooo good! You made my day.” Thanks Lisa and Helen, you are very special people! – Liz, East Prince Coordinator
Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Hike for Hospice in Stratford and Summerside.
Thank you to our sponsors RBC Charlottetown and RBC Summerside.
Thank you to the Town of Stratford and to the Shipyard Market for hosting the sites.
Thank you to ADL for donating ice cream and to Buns and Things Bakery for donating a cake.
Thank you to Cavendish Farms for donating the Fry Wagon.
We are looking forward to next year's Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020.