The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen has made a donation of $11,350 to Heron Hospice Society of Delta. The funds will help the group set up their office in the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner, where they will provide in-person hospice and bereavement support programs and services to members of the Delta community.
“We are thrilled to be able to help Heron Hospice Society expand their services in the Supportive Care Centre,” says Rotary Club of Tsawwassen president Blake Cowan. “They don’t charge for these services, so we are happy to know that every donation to Heron Hospice Society makes a significant difference.”
Heron Hospice Society has been offering virtual counseling and bereavement support to individuals and families living in Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation since 2020. Services at the Supportive Care Centre now include in-person bereavement counseling and support groups for Delta residents. Education and relaxation sessions will be added soon. The goal is to provide a sense of connection, comfort and support for those who are at their most vulnerable.
“Rotary Club members are dedicated to our motto of providing service above self,” added Cowan. “This project really resonated with us, because we understand how important it is to have access to supportive care services right here in our own community.”
Heron Hospice Society president Chris Pettypiece says they are incredibly grateful for the generous donation.
“We view the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen as a valued community partner,” he says. “We couldn’t do this important work without the support of caring and compassionate organizations like the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.”
For more information about Heron Hospice Society programs and services, or to volunteer or donate, visit their website at www.heronhospice.org