Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:07

Students make Valentine's Day cards for hospice patients Featured

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BANGOR - The gift of love comes in many forms. On Valentine's Day, which this year falls on Thursday, patients at Beacon Hospice in Bangor will receive that gift in the form of a colorful collection of cards filled with inspirational and caring messages.

Hearts for Hospice is in its eighth year. but this is the first time students at All Saints Catholic School are participating in the project.

 

"I think they really like that somebody is thinking about them and enjoy being remembered," said Roanne Austin, volunteer coordinator for Beacon Hospice.

 

Principal Matthew Houghton said that the project was a good fit for the school.

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"We felt that this was a great service project for our kids to get out into the community, to give people that are in the end of their life's journey, to give them hope and love and acceptance and give them a bright spot in their day," he said.

 

For the students at All Saints, the project offered an opportunity they might not have had otherwise.

 

"It was nice to be able to help someone who we might not necessarily know but we know needs it," said Bridget Frazier, an eighth-grader.

 

 

"It means a lot to them. We walk in with the cards and they remember when they used to do cards and how much fun it was for them," she said. "It was fun to spend time together at recess where we weren't, like, playing sports or doing something competitively and we were working together on a project that helps people out."

 

Beacon Hospice volunteers said they had no idea how many cards to expect and that the students did a fantastic job.

 

Alex Bobbyn

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