Night of indulgence

The Elk Valley Hospice has received an $800 donation from the Ladies Night of Indulgence local fundraising event.

By Ezra Black

The Elk Valley Hospice has received an $800 donation from the Ladies Night of Indulgence local fundraising event.

The Ghostrider Trading Company hosted the fundraiser last fall and the Elk Valley Hospice was chosen as one of the local charities to receive proceeds from tickets sales for the third consecutive year.

During the Ladies Night, Judith Johannsson and Sonya Erzinger, the owners of Ghostrider Trading Company provided complementary wine and cheese to further indulge the ladies as well as $2,000 in door prizes.

“It’s a fantastic fundraiser,” said Sandra Boer, Elk Valley hospice administrator.

“Local ladies started asking for the event date as soon as fall set in,” said Johannsson. “We will continue to donate to the hospice year after year because it is such a good cause providing much needed companionship and support to dying residents.”

Diane Souccar, Elk Valley Hospice president met with Johannsson to thank her for their ongoing generosity and said that the funds will be used to make improvements to palliative care.

Elk Valley Hospice provides companionship and bereavement services at no cost to end of life residents, their family and friends. The hospice uses donations to help improve hospice client care, to provide continuing education for hospice volunteers and to create public awareness related to end of life care.