(pictured above): FF Adam Fournier, FF Ryan McNaught, FF Cory McKerracher, SR. FPO Greg King, President/FF Jay Coxwell, Capt. Chris Wigley, Chief John Whelan (Hospice Quinte Campaign Member), FF Jason Alexander, FF John Lawrence, Capt. Ross Elson, and FF Joe McCombe.

The 16 members of the Quinte West Professional Firefighters Association Local 1328 have made their largest charitable donation ever, helping Hospice Quinte ‘Make It Happen‘ with an incredibly generous $10,000 gift in support of the Heart & Home Building Campaign.

“We all have loved or love someone who’s battled a terminal illness,” says Jay Coxwell, President of the QWPFFA Local 1328. “As Firefighters, in addition to the danger of putting out fires, science has proven the increased risk for different types of cancer due to the smoke and hazardous chemicals we are exposed to in the line of duty,” he adds. “This facility is needed in our area, it’s something near and dear to our hearts, and that’s why we are proud to make this donation.”

Hospice Quinte has raised about 65% of the $9.5 million needed to build and start operations. The new, 6-bed Hospice Quinte Care Centre located in Bayside will be a safe, comfortable, quiet and welcoming place that feels as close to home as possible. Professional palliative care will be provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at no cost to the family.

To learn more about the Hospice Quinte Care Centre and how you can help ‘Make It Happen please click here.

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“As our communities join together, we will ensure the new Hospice Quinte Care Centre becomes a reality for those needing safe refuge from the difficult journey of life-limiting illness, death, and grief.”

Co-Chairs, Heart & Home Campaign Committee