Palliative care gets boost

In Home Hospice Care’s inaugural fundraiser has hit a high note raising around $2700 and attracting hosting 100 guests.

In Home Hospice Care is a free community-based service providing compassionate and practical support to people who are palliative.

The trained volunteers and staff are dedicated to enhancing the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individual and families affected by a terminal illness and provide care and support to help people remain in their home environment for as long as possible.

The funds raised on the night will go towards recruitment, management of client referrals, training and ongoing support for volunteers.

The night, held at the Glenburnie Hall and headlined by local band Back Room Panic, was filled with live music, dancing, raffles, heads and tails, jokes and an “emotional yet well received speech” about the organisation by In Home Hospice Care chair Maureen Klintberg.

In Home Hospice Care manager Sandi Elliott was full of praise for the event.

“It was just amazing and exceeded all our expectations,” she said.

“I was blown away by the warm and friendly atmosphere on the night and it brought a smile to my face to see so many people enjoying themselves.

“The band was amazing, playing songs everyone knew, and guests were dancing and singing along right from the first song.

“Those who attended said it was great to get out and about again after not having a live show for so long.

“I am very appreciative of the contribution by local band Back Room Panic, the businesses who donated prizes on the night and the individuals who volunteered their time to prepare for the event.”

For more information about In Home Hospice Care services, phone 8725 7448.

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