Nipissing Serenity Hospice’s monthly 50/50 lottery fundraiser in support of its end-of-life palliative care programs and service has a new twist. The December draw has the same prices but double the number of tickets, sys a news release.
Bernadette Lindsay, the Hospice’s Fund Development Coordinator, hopes that the take-home prize will be much higher than the $8,000 jackpot in 2021.
“This is a great opportunity for us and for our supporters. It truly is a win-win. The more tickets we sell, the higher the jackpot will be and the more funds we will have to do some great things in our Hospice.”
Tickets are available online.
Gil Pharand, Executive Director of the Hospice hopes that the lottery helps bridge a funding gap in its budget.
“In the grander scheme of things, we are still a very new facility. We appreciate the community support that we have received since opening in January 2020. We are only 60 per cent funded and the 50/50 lottery can provide us with much-needed funds to assist us in offering excellence in residential hospice palliative care. We operate 24/7 and our services are free of charge.”
Pharand also says that COVID-19 has had an impact on the hospice’s revenue and the hospice needs to think outside the box to be strategic about fundraising.
Tickets are on sale tomorrow to January 10. The draw is at 10 a.m. on January 11, 2023.
To buy a raffle ticket, visit www.nsh5050.ca.