In Port Alberni we have the great fortune to have many individuals that actively volunteer for charities and service groups that serve our community.
The Coulson Group and The San Group Present Light Up Hospice
When people think about volunteering at hospice, their thoughts automatically take them to becoming involved at Ty Watson House. It is true we always need a dedicated group of volunteers to help us care for our palliative care residents at the house, but our society has many other areas where volunteerism is needed.
As an example, in the spring of 2020 when we first came up with the idea to create Light Up Hospice we knew that the community would embrace the event, but implementing a multi-faceted project requires the skills and talents of an entire team of people. We asked ourselves “how on earth were we going to find all the help we need? How will we ever pull of such an event?”
To our delight, as we started talking about Light Up Hospice, we saw an increasing number of volunteers coming forward to support us, and of course they had so many great ideas that our project grew in size.
Light Up Hospice has been a fabulous project to work on. The collaboration we have had with existing and new volunteers has been phenomenal. Volunteers were able to help us improve the design of our props, help us with social media, event planning, budgeting, sponsorship, woodwork and all the technical aspects that an illuminated event requires. We are so proud of the modern, creative and innovative concept that has evolved from our team of volunteers.
As we fast forward to the week of November 23, here we are, ready to install the final lights and props for our fabulous display. The official Light Up will take place on December 1 at 9am and our display will remain lit every day for the entire month of December from 9am - 9pm.
If you like what you see please consider making a donation online via our website to support Light Up Hospice. All funds raised go towards supporting the hospice and bereavement programs and services that we offer at no charge to all residents of the Alberni Valley.