Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice

Members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club, proud sponsors of Hospice SENB, have donated land worth $200,000 to support the building of the new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice, which will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Hospice SENB Capital Campaign Co-Chair Dennis Cochrane (far left) and Hospice SENB Executive Director Tradina Meadows-Forgeron (second from the right) joined the Lions at the site of the new facility on Pleasant Street in Moncton.
Members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club, proud sponsors of Hospice SENB, have donated land worth $200,000 to support the building of the new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice, which will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Hospice SENB Capital Campaign Co-Chair Dennis Cochrane (far left) and Hospice SENB Executive Director Tradina Meadows-Forgeron (second from the right) joined the Lions at the site of the new facility on Pleasant Street in Moncton.

 

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October 1, 2020
For immediate release

Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice

MONCTON, N.B. – Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) is launching a public campaign to raise funds for its new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice that will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. This appeal follows a successful corporate fundraising campaign that saw donations come in from a variety of sectors, says campaign co-chair, Dennis Cochrane.

“We have been fortunate to receive generous donations from all levels of government, private corporations and foundations,” he says. “Now we’re turning to the general public, who will all be able to use this facility free of charge, to help us establish and sustain this important service to our region.”

Hospice SENB invites the general public to donate to the residential hospice online (www.hospicesenb.ca), to drop donations off at its Hospice Shoppe (164 Collishaw Street, Moncton) or mail donations to the administrative offices at 640 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1C 2P3. Donations via credit card will also be accepted by calling (506) 850-4673. Hospice SENB is a registered charity and income tax receipts will be issued.

One of the first donors to the project is the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club. The Lions donated their land at 156 Pleasant Street, Moncton for the new building. Construction has begun and Hospice SENB is planning to have the new residential hospice open by May 1, 2021.

“The Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club feels strongly that there was no better purpose for the land than to offer it for the building of a residential hospice,” says Lions Club Secretary Maurice Dallaire. “That’s why our members, under the guidance of Lion Gordon Hicks, decided to donate the property a few years ago. Since then, the Lions Club building has also been deeded to Hospice SENB; a 10-year lease has been signed back to the Lions Club for our use.”

“On behalf of Hospice SENB, I wish to once again extend our most sincere appreciation to the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club for providing the land, and even offering their building to the cause,” Mr. Cochrane says. “This collaboration is a shining example of community service at its finest and will serve palliative care patients and loved ones for years to come.”

Established in 2004, Hospice SENB provides free, confidential palliative care and bereavement services across the region to residents of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Renderings of the new residential hospice and floor plan are available to the public on the Hospice SENB website at www.hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contacts:

Hospice SENB
Dennis Cochrane, Chairman
dcochrane@stu.ca
506-471-2861

Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club
Lion Maurice Dallaire, Secretary
moedal@nbnet.nb.ca
506-856-5833

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