KAWARTHA LAKES-The Healing After Suicide Loss and Healing After Overdose Loss support groups received an $11,100 donation today from 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes.
“The 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes was formed in 2018 by Richard Gauder and John Richardson. We meet 4 times a year and each member commits to donating $100 each time. Each meeting we invite three local registered charities to speak for 5 minutes and answer questions after. To date, we have donated over $72,000 locally. We are pleased to make this donation to Community Care’s Hospice Services to help ensure they can continue to provide these programs in our community.” said Brad Campkin, 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes Member.
Community Care Hospice Services volunteers Erin Attard and Brenda Wood attended the most recent 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes meeting on June 8th and spoke to the group about CCCKL’s grief support groups. Officials say The Healing After Suicide Loss group is a safe place where participants can identify, explore and clarify thoughts and feelings following the death of someone by suicide. The Healing After Overdose Loss helps participants understand their grief after an overdose loss and is a safe space to explore those feelings of grief which can be especially challenging and painful.
“Thank you to this community-minded, big-hearted, fun group of guys for selecting CCCKL Hospice Services as the recipient of their most recent donation. It’s thanks to groups like 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes that we can offer these grief support groups to our community.” said Sharon Yeo, Manager, Hospice Services, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes
This is the second time the group has donated to CCCKL, as 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes previously donated $3,900 to the Community Care Foundation in 2018.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced loss or is living with a life-limiting illness, CCCKL’s Hospice Services are here to offer support, comfort and direction. All Hospice services are offered free of charge and generous donations like this one support our underfunded and unfunded areas of service.
To learn more, please visit www.ccckl.ca/services/hospice or call 705-879-4123.