Christmas comes early for Hospice

Open Space Yoga's recent Shopping Day for Hospice has provided the Delta Hospice Society with an early Christmas gift.

Open Space owner Michael Rudd presented a cheque for over $3,000, proceeds from the fifth annual fundraiser at his Ladner Village yoga studio.

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All vendors at Shopping Day committed 15 per cent of their sales to Delta Hospice, except Potters for Hospice, which gave 100 per cent of pottery sales. They collected pottery all year long, including items from Sooke on Vancouver Island and a few special pieces from a well-known Whistler potter.

Delta Hospice uses the funds to support programs and services offered in the community such as teen, children and parent grief groups, professional counselling, expressive art and music therapy, volunteer training and seasonal programs.

"The support for this annual shopping day gets stronger each year," says Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey. "Each year Michael and his wonderful network of vendors exceed the amount raised the year before."

Participating vendors this year included: Potters for Hospice, Sonja Picard Jewelry, The Crows Nest ,

The Portal, Lyck Bodycare, Pebble Creations, Prana Clothing, Open Space Yoga, Chocolate Love and LARA cuisine, which was on hand offering baklava and Turkish coffee to visitors.

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