QDHPCAQ gala a huge success

The gala raised $23,000 to help support services and programs and the volunteers who deliver them.

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association's annual gala was a good time for all.

Although exhausted, Sherry Webster is thrilled with the success of Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association’s (QDHPCA) annual dinner/auction gala.

“We raised a net total of $23,000,” she said with a big smile.

With only six weeks to put the event together, Webster pulled out all the stops and managed to stage a very successful fundraiser.

“I certainly didn’t do it by myself and one group I’d like to give a special thank you to is the Integris Credit Union women who worked the entire evening selling tickets and managing the financial side of the event,” she said.

“This has been one of the most successful fundraisers for QDHPCA in recent memory.”

Webster went on to say it was a great night.

“Everyone had a good time, the food was fabulous and the community was so generous.”

She also mention how good it was to see so many of the younger generation supporting a cause that ultimately touches everyone.

She added the gala committee is looking forward to next year and hopes to include more businesses and more artisans.

“We want to extend a huge thank you to all the businesses that donated to the event,” Webster said.

“The money will be used for education support services, hospice equipment and programs.”

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