From left: Terry Metcalfe (Aldergrove Credit Union board vice-chair), Gus K Hartl (Aldergrove Credit Union CEO), Angelo Rea (Abbotsford Hospice Society board chair), Debbie Lehmann (Abbotsford Hospice Society executive director), Diane Delves (Aldergrove Credit Union board eirector), Marion Keys (Abbotsford Hospice Society capital campaign manager).

Aldergrove Financial Group pledges $50,000 to hospice

End of life care is a difficult subject to discuss, but it’s a crucial service which affects many people.

Aldergrove Financial Group has pledged $50,000 to help develop a new family-oriented facility in Abbotsford.

“This facility is vital to the community and will house the existing society, and a hospice residence for adults suffering from a terminal illness,” said Aldergrove Credit Union CEO Gus K Hartl.

“As an organization, we are so proud and honoured to play a part in the building of this facility — we know the positive impact it will have on the community and how much it will help those who need it.”

The capital campaign to build a new hospice was launched 18 months ago.

The goal is to create a two-storey residence, which will be named Holmberg House, designed to provide holistic patient care in a non-institutional setting.

“On any journey, there are so many who work together to achieve a vision and the campaign continues, with $2.5 million still needed to reach the $7.5 million goal,” said Debbie Lehmann, Abbotsford Hospice Society’s executive director.

“We deeply appreciate this commitment by Aldergrove Financial Group.”

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