December 14, 2017
Hundreds of friends of Bethell Hospice gathered in Inglewood on December 14 to light the Bethell Hospice trees in memory of their loved ones, and gifts of support continued to arrive until January 15, 2018.
We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Celebration of Light & Love raised over $160,000 in support of Bethell Hospice Foundation. To all those who made a gift, thank you for your tremendous support. All proceeds directly support Bethell Hospice programs and services, and ensure that care is always available at no cost to all in need.
At the tree lighting ceremony, guests were welcomed by Bethell Hospice Foundation’s Honourary Patron, Elizabeth Birnie, Co-Founder of Bethell Hospice. A candlelit procession followed, with Connie Marrelli lighting the Bethell Hospice trees. Connie’s husband, Sam Marrelli, was a resident of Bethell Hospice for a single day, on January 30, 2017 and, in Sam’s memory, Connie was the first donor to this year’s Celebration of Light & Love. More than 400 individuals were remembered with Light & Love gifts, and names of all those honoured were read by Master of Ceremonies, Stan Cameron, and repeated back by guests in communal response.
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