Canada World Youth (CWY) volunteers teamed up recently with the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society to transform a garden area outside its hospice rooms.
The society is a non-profit organization that supports three hospice rooms, two rooms for palliative patients and a family room. Everything is designed to give patients a comfortable setting in the last days of their life.
This year the society had a goal to improve the landscaping outside the hospice rooms to give patients and families a pleasant, peaceful and serene place to spend time.
Hospice received a grant from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, as well as donations from the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Employees Charitable Fund and the May 2010 Volunteer Training Group.
Odessa Bromley, a master gardener and landscape designer, generously donated her time to create a design. Hospice volunteer Betty MacPhee, also a master gardener, introduced Bromley to the project.
On Aug. 30, the CWY students worked along with Bromley, MacPhee and Hospice co-ordinator Jean Rice to transform the garden area. An extreme makeover was accomplished.
The Hospice Society would like to thank all the CWY volunteers for their hard work, along with the other volunteers and local businesses who helped with the project.