Handcuffed for Hospice fundraiser surpasses goal

Many Fort Saskatchewan residents were arrested earlier this month.

Handcuffed for the Hospice fundraising thermometer. Photo supplied.

The second annual Handcuffed for the Hospice fundraiser hosted by the Heartland Community Hospice, took place on May 9. It also happened to be national palliative hospice week.

“Our goal has been to reach 10,000 with this one event. So far both years our goal has been exceeded,” said Michelle Johnston, Heartland Community Hospice Foundation president. “This year we are continuing to raise funds for lifts for the beds, the total being 28,000. We hope to apply for some grants and receive some personal and corporate donations to make that happen.”

The venue changed this year to the Fort museum courthouse and Johnston said they were pleased with the extra element of a judge and prisoners box for the prisoner to have the full experience of being arrested and tried before a judge.

“Our small board of volunteers has a heart for this cause and it’s amazing to see the success of their hard work. We are so grateful to the community and all the volunteers that helped make it a successful day,” she added.

Roughly 24 people were arrested.

For a peak at the fundraiser please watch our video by clicking here.

For more information on the Heartland Community Hospice visit their website.

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