Greater Trail Hospice Society seeks swimmers

The Greater Trail Hospice Society is diving into the pool to help raise funds and awareness for a very worthy cause.

The Greater Trail Hospice Society is diving into the pool to help raise funds and awareness for a very worthy cause.

The Hospice is seeking swimmers to participate in a Swimathon at the Trail Aquatic Centre on March 8, with proceeds raised going to supporting the important work undertaken by hospice employees and volunteers.

“Keeping the books for hospice makes me very aware of the amount of help we need in order to provide the supports we offer to our friends and neighbours coming to the end of life,” said Hospice treasurer Barbara Gibson.

“The swimathon is one way to help keep our programs going.”

The Hospice Society assigns trained volunteers to provide bedside respite both in a home setting or in a care facility.

A trained professional works with families and medical personnel to provide symptom management and co-ordinate access to resources for the family.

The Society also provides community awareness events, training for volunteers and medical professionals, grief support programs, palliative equipment loans and a library dealing with issues surrounding a life limiting illness.

If interested in making a donation, swimming or sponsoring a swimmer contact the Hospice office at 364-6204.