Three years ago, when it was announced that Toyota would be building a plant in Woodstock, the local VON became a beneficiary of the auto giant. The site that Toyota purchased to build on contained, among other things, a 12,000 sq. foot mansion on substantial landscaped grounds which they then donated to the VON for future use as a hospice. In order to prepare the hospice for effective use funds in the range of 2.5 million dollars will need to be raised in the next two years. One grassroots fundraising method that the organizers have been using for awhile is an annual Hike for Hospice. Geoff and I took photos for the organizers and had a great day, here are some of my shots.
This past Sunday's event raised in excess of $50,000, including over $8,500 raised by Myrtle Jouffret and her team - entered in memory of her late friend Leah Harmer. Myrtle is joined in the photo above by committee member, Marlene Fewster and Woodstock Mayor, Michael Harding.
Geoff is never thrilled to be the subject of a photo - too bad. I think this a a good shot of the working photographer.
My co-worker, Al Fewster who walked as part of the Hawk's Angels team (great t-shirts) in memory of his late brother.
The humble, former family home, which will be renovated to become Sakura House (hospice).
Tasha, one of the goofier hikers (Labradoodles just can't help themselves...).