Hospice Quinte Receives Special Gift From Local Artist Barbara Whelan

(L-R) Local Artist Barbara Whelan and her son, Quinte West Fire Chief, John Whelan

Hospice Quinte has received a special gift from local artist Barbara Whelan in appreciation of the good works of the new Stan Klemencic Care Centre. Whelan, a well-known and much-admired painter recognized for her colourful scenes of the Quinte area donated her “Purple Tulip” painting to be hung at the new facility.

Whelan’s son and Quinte West Fire Chief, John Whelan, is a proud member of Hospice Quinte’s capital campaign Cabinet, a committee comprised of volunteers dedicated to assisting with fundraising for the Heart & Home Building Campaign in support of the new Stan Klemencic Care Centre.

“Hospice Quinte is grateful for the extraordinary support of our hardworking volunteers, including Fire Chief Whelan,” says Donor Relations and Communications Manager, Sandi Ramsay. “This stunning work of art gifted to us by John’s talented mother Barbara not only complements the aesthetic appeal of the centre but also serves to remind us of the essential importance of our caring and compassionate volunteers.”

“With the Stan Klemencic Care Centre’s decor now complete we hope local artists will continue to consider donating proceeds from their commissions, or gifts of art that can be used to raise funds, in support of the unique and meaningful work of Hospice Quinte,” adds Ramsay.

To become a volunteer or donate in support of the new Stan Klemencic Care Centre please visit HospiceQuinte.ca or contact Donor Relations and Communications Manager, Sandi Ramsay, at 613-966-6610.

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