Realtors donate $20,000 to Holmberg House

The contribution made to the Abbotsford Hospice Society project will go toward a water feature in the future garden.

Scott Olson

A $20,000 donation from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) will go toward the creation of a water feature in the future garden of Holmberg House, an adult hospice set to break ground in January.

The donation was made Friday to the Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS), which is currently raising funds for the construction of Holmberg House.

The facility is part of the Campus of Care project – adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital – which also features Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Matthew’s House, a respite facility for children with severe disabilities.

The 10-bed Holmberg House will care for patients as young as 19 facing terminal illness. The suites will be large enough to accommodate visiting family and friends.

AHS is currently halfway to its $12 million goal for the project’s capital costs.

The water feature consists of a waterfall flowing into a pebble stream surrounded by garden foliage.

“Realtors devote themselves to helping people find the perfect home. Holmberg House will be exactly that,” said Scott Olson, FVREB president.

“As the final home for so many special people, we wanted to help make it feel as welcoming and comforting as possible.”

AHS executive director Debbie Lehmann thanked the FVREB for its contribution.

“We are absolutely thrilled with this donation and, in particular, the intent behind it … We’re sure the water feature will be a favourite place for relaxation and reflection for everyone the hospice serves,” she said.

The FVREB serves the communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission. For more information, visit fvreb.bc.ca.

For more details about AHS and Holmberg House, visit abbotsfordhospice.org.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Lawnmower catches fire at Langley elementary school

Township firefighters responded, no injuries were reported

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Tiny hybrids can add stunning colour to the garden

Dwarf lily varieties offer same great features of full-sized plants, including strong stocks

Early morning walks resume at Willowbrook shopping centre

Other Langley indoor walking facilities remain closed

Blueberries ripen as u-pick starts in Langley

The official Blueberry Day is to be held – online – on July 15

Tree roots cause sewage chaos for Langley family

The Murrayville homeowners asked for the removal of a willow tree on Township land

Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at the possibility after a phone call with U.S. President

Animatronic dinosaurs up for auction in Langley

Dozens of robots, fossils, and other gear will be for sale

B.C.’s potential deficit $12.5 billion as spending spikes, taxes drop

Finance Minister Carole James gives COVID-19 outlook

Cold and wet weather has corn farmers waiting across the Fraser Valley

Usually the crop is ready July 5-12 but it’s still a few more days from perfection, says local farmer

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

‘Trauma equals addiction’: Why some seek solace in illicit drugs

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Most Read