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Churchill students aim to raise $13,004 for hospice

School's Hike for Hospice takes place several days before main event

Churchill Public School officially kicked off its fundraising efforts for Maison McCulloch Hospice April 18.

Fundraising events include a movie day, hot dog sales, dress up twin theme days, volleyball tournaments and a Boston Pizza Night April 26, where 10 per cent of all food sales will be donated towards the hospice.

Then the school holds its own Hike for Hospice event May 2, where the school community hopes to raise $13,004, which is $1 more than last year. The city's main Hike for Hospice event takes place May 7 on the boardwalk.

“The Maison McCulloch Hospice is a very special facility,” said Leslie Chisholm-Paul, educational assistant at Churchill Public School. 

“The hospice runs on donations from the community, with every penny staying in Sudbury. They are in need of everyone's help, so we at Churchill have decided for the sixth year in a row to make a difference by raising as much money as we can for this amazing place and the incredible people who work there.  

“Our partnership with the Maison McCulloch Hospice is a very special relationship. The hospice motto, ‘For what matters at the end of life is not so much to add days to life, but to add life to the remaining days,’ has truly had a positive effect on our students and staff.  

“This motto helps everyone strive to be the best person they can be and inspires Churchill Public School to help those in need of this little piece of heaven on earth.”