Northumberland County, ON – The Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre Foundation invites you to “Save the Date” for the highly anticipated return of Handbags for Hospice!

Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable evening on Thursday, April 4, 2024, as Handbags for Hospice makes its grand return to the Best Western Inn and Convention Centre.

We are delighted to welcome back community leaders, Signature Sponsor Tony Pulla of Re/Max Lakeshore Realty, and Pearl Sponsor Jacqueline Pennington of Re/Max Hallmark First Group Realty. Their unwavering support is invaluable, and we are grateful for their continued commitment!

The 5th Annual Handbags for Hospice event is set to be an extraordinary night – prepare for an evening filled with a vast selection of glamorous handbags and other exquisite items and experiences. The event will feature both live and silent auctions, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and exciting surprises yet to be announced!

Tickets for this year’s must-attend event are priced at $100 and will be available for purchase starting February 7, 2024.

Hosted by the Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre Foundation, the foundation’s purpose is to raise funds to support hospice service programs in our community, including the Palliative Care Community Team and Visiting Hospice, in partnership with the 24/7 end-of-life care and support provided at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, all offered at no cost to hospice clients and their families.

For those interested in sponsoring the event or making a donation, please reach out to the Donor Relations office at 905-885-0466.

Save the date, mark your calendars, and be part of the magic as Handbags for Hospice returns on April 4, 2024, at the Best Western Inn & Convention Centre. Stay tuned for ticket details and get ready for an evening of glamour, generosity, and community spirit!

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Media Information:

Trish Baird

Chief Executive Officer

Community Care Northumberland



Joel Scott

Director, Donor Relations/Communications

Community Care Northumberland



A Glimpse into last year's 4th Annual Event

Meet our Co-Chairs of the 5th Annual Event

We are ecstatic to introduce our dynamic 2024 Handbags for Hospice Co-Chairs: Pam Trumper and Jan Rosamond!

Pam Trumper, a dedicated educator with a passion for coaching and community impact, holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Laurentian University. With over a decade of experience on the district school board, Pam has become an expert in coaching and has developed a love for fundraising and event planning. She has actively contributed to initiatives like the Ryan Huffman Foundation’s golf tournament and the Handbags for Hospice committee. Continuously learning, Pam has taken courses to enhance her fundraising expertise. Alongside her husband, she is a great supporter of community events such as the NHH hospital gala and Survivor Thrivers dragonboat team. A sports enthusiast, dog lover, and proud first-time mom, Pam places family at the core of her values.

Originally from St. Catharines, Jan Rosamond boasts 27 years of experience as a realtor at Re/Max Lakeshore alongside Tony Pulla. A proud member of the Handbags for Hospice committee for four years, Jan avidly supports Hike, Bike, and Bark for Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre Foundation. You may recognize her from Tradewinds Natural and Bulk Foods, The Oasis Café, or spot her at the Cobourg Dog Park, leading the dog group CADDOG with her trusty lab, Ruby. Passionate about gardening, nature walks, and cottage retreats, Jan also volunteers at Ed’s House, recognizing the community is fortunate to have such a great amenity.

Get ready for an event filled with style, community, and compassion as Pam and Jan guide us through the journey of Handbags for Hospice 2024! Tickets will be on sale starting February 7th! Stay tuned for updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and more exciting announcements!

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