A helping hand for Sunshine Coast Hospice

STUNNING PRIZE: Two winners of the Breast Cancer Awareness raffle in aid of Sunshine Coast Hospice received hampers, supplied by SuperSPAR and packed with goodies to the value of R1,400 each

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things but for some positive news you have only to look at Sunshine Coast Hospice and Rosehill Superspar who, through combined efforts, raised R52,000.

HANDOVER: Owners of Superspar at Rosehill, Nemato Spar and the Sunshine Coast Spar in Kenton owners, from left, Leslie and Craig Theunissen, recently handed over a cheque for R30,000 toward Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Sunshine Coast Hospice director, Dallas Ehrke. Together with the R22,000 raised in the raffle this made for a very successful campaign

During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a raffled, backed and supported by the local Spar branches, was sold in Port Alfred and Kenton. Each raffle ticket was sold at R10 for a chance to win a picnic basket valued at R1,400. The raffle has been drawn and the winners of the picnic baskets are Pania Heny and Brian Pachonick.

The raffle ticket proceeds amounted to R22,000 and a further R30,000 was generously donated by local Spar (Rosehill Superspar, Nemato Spar, Sunshine Coast Spar) owners  Craig and Lesley Theunissen, making the total amount raised in support of bringing awareness and lending a helping hand to others, to R52,000.

“We are so grateful to Lesley and Craig from Rosehill/Sunshine Coast Spar and the community that supported the raffle both in Kenton and Port Alfred. These funds are used towards the overall running of Sunshine Coast Hospice, thereby ensuring that the patients and their families continue to receive the support and care they need. The generosity of all those who gave towards this fundraising effort certainly makes a difference in the lives of those that receive Hospice care,” said Sunshine Coast Hospice director, Dallas Ehrke.

The challenges for Sunshine Coast Hospice as an NPO remain that of funding and any donations are welcome to assist in the continued support and care of those most vulnerable in our community. Contact (046) 624-4107 for further information on how you can assist.

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