Reno night raises $10,000 for Mission Hospice Society

The funds raised during Reno night will go towards end-of-life care and grief and bereavement services. /Photo credit: Ellen NguyenThe funds raised during Reno night will go towards end-of-life care and grief and bereavement services. /Photo credit: Ellen Nguyen
The Mission Hospice Society is thrilled to announce the results of their very successful Reno Night fundraiser that took place at the Deroche Community Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. (Photo credit: Ellen Nyugen)
The Mission Hospice Society is thrilled to announce the results of their very successful Reno Night fundraiser that took place at the Deroche Community Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. (Photo credit: Ellen Nyugen)
The Mission Hospice Society is thrilled to announce the results of their very successful Reno Night fundraiser that took place at the Deroche Community Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. (Photo credit: Ellen Nyugen)
The Mission Hospice Society is thrilled to announce the results of their very successful Reno Night fundraiser that took place at the Deroche Community Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. (Photo credit: Ellen Nyugen)
The Mission Hospice Society is thrilled to announce the results of their very successful Reno Night fundraiser that took place at the Deroche Community Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. (Photo credit: Ellen Nyugen)

The Mission Hospice Society raised upwards of $10,000 thanks to a “Reno night” fundraiser on Saturday (Nov. 12). Around 100 people came to Deroche Community Hall to participate in activities such as blackjack, reverse draw and game wheels.

“This was the first time that Mission Hospice has hosted this type of event at the Deroche Hall and we appreciate the support of the Sasquatch Lions Club who guided our team to ensure every aspect of the event was a huge success,” said Cory Cassel, Marketing & Events Coordinator with Mission Hospice, in a news release.

The event also featured a buffet and a cash bar.

Hardy Hooge was the winner of $500 for the reverse draw and he donated part of his winnings to Mission Hospice. He had the idea for reno night almost 25 years ago.

Reno night was a collaboration with the Sasquatch Lions Club and the hospice society also received sponsorship on the reverse draw from TW Excavating Ltd.

The money raised on Saturday will support free grief and bereavement services offered by Mission Hospice Society as well as end-of-life care.

Mission Hospice Society will host a Safari Gala on April 29.

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