The South Delta Artisans have chosen Heron Hospice Society of Delta as the beneficiary of their upcoming online Charity Auction.
Launching this Sunday, May 30, the charity auction will feature the works of local artists and crafters and include handmade jewelry, woodcrafts, pottery, wearables and more.
“About a year ago I felt that South Delta was lacking a forum for many of its artists and crafts people, as a result I decided to start a Facebook Group that would allow an opportunity for this group to show what they make to the rest of Delta,” said South Delta Artisans founder Peter Blair. “About a month ago I realized just how much the residents of South Delta have supported our little group and wondered how best to say ’thanks.’ This auction is our way of ‘giving back’ to the wonderful community we live and make in.
“Heron Hospice Society of Delta was chosen by the group members based on each auction contributor being given one vote for each item they donated to the auction.”
Heron Hospice Society founding board member Sharon Farrish says they are extremely grateful to have been chosen by the South Delta Artisans to be the beneficiary of these fundraising efforts.
“This will go a long way in terms of putting supports in place for people grieving the loss of a loved one,” she said. “We have received overwhelming support from the community. I am deeply humbled by that as well as the support we have received from the Delta mayor and council. This is very meaningful for a new Society to have this endorsement.
The charity auction will run from Sunday, May 30 at 8 a.m. until Saturday, June 5 at 8 p.m. on the South Delta Artisans Facebook page.