1 p.m., March 2)
Pub night raises over $2,000 for Outcare Foundation
By Fred Sherwin
offer to help raise money for a local foundation that
supports paliative care agencies in Eastern Ontario, turned
into a music filled evening at the Tartan Pub Saturday
night and an extra $2,000 for the Outcare Foundation.
Foundation chair and Navan resident John Bradley was approached
by local musician and Tartan Pub regular Tom Taflor last
month with an idea to bring together a bunch of fellow
musicians from other bands for a one night stand to raise
money for the Foundation. Tartan owner Chris Bishop gave
them a venue and the rest is history.
event brought together a number of friends from both the
Navan area and Orléans and served the dual purpose
of raising both money and awareness about the Outcare
Foundation and the important work the agency does.
is fantastc. Events like this help us raise our profile
in letting people know what the Foundation is all about
and we can raise some money at the same time it's a win-win,"
says Bradley who also recieved a $1,000 cheque from the
Navan Lions Club as part of their ongoing support of the
Foundation amd its work.
2012 the club gave the Foundation $2,500 in support of
it's telelink program which enables remote consultations
between palliative care professionals in rural communities
and local practitioners and their patients.
club's latest contribution will be used to help fund the
Outcare Foundaton's Campaign for Comfort aimed at providing
the region's hospices with equipment used to improve the
patient's quality of care.
Lions Club contribution was raised through the many fundraising
dinners it holds at the Navan Curling Club.
Lions Club president David Patterson says its important
for the club to continue to support agencies like the
Ourcare Foundation given their demographics.
of our members are over the age of 50, some of us more
so than others, and with the demands in our community
such as they are -- cancer and these other diseases aren't
going away -- we wanted to help John and the Foundation
out, so we were able to raise our contribution,"
next Navan Lions Club dinner will be held on April 21
at the Navan Curling Club. Tickets for the roast pork
and bean supper can be ordered through the Club's website
more information about the Outcare Foundation and the
important work they do visit http://outcarefoundation.org/.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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