Hospice hike raises $15,500

More than 150 flock to Crescent Beach for annual fundraiser.

Led by a piper

Led by a piper

More than 150 people turned up at Blackie Spit Sunday to take part in the annual Hike for Hospice fundraiser.

Participants raised more than $15,500 for the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society at the walk, which included one-, three- and five-kilometre routes and was MCed by MLA Gordon Hogg.

Prior to the walk getting underway, the society’s executive director Beth Kish spoke of the end-of-life work the hospice does for the community, which she described as “an honour and a pleasure” to provide.

Kish said funds raised in Crescent Beach on the weekend will help the hospice society with its campaign to build a supportive-care centre on 16A Avenue near Peace Arch Hospital.

“We’re really excited that things are finally moving ahead,” Kish told the crowd.

To find out more about the hospice society, visit www.whiterockhospice.org