MLA Rich Coleman with founding Langley Hospice Society members Jeannine McCarthy and Dorscie Paterson during the funding announcement for the new 15-bed hospice set to open 2019.

Langley Hospice Society wants to win $50K Envision Financial grant

Money would be used to furnish the kitchen and dining room of 15 bed hospice

Langley Hospice Society is asking the public to vote for them in the Envision Financial’s #SimpleGenerosity community grant competition, which could help the Society win $50,000 to furnish and outfit the family kitchen and dining room at their new 15-bed hospice.

Voting is open until Friday, June 23.

The kitchen and dining room will be a space for families to connect with trained volunteers, share a cup of tea or a story and find support for themselves and loved ones.

The hospice is scheduled to open in 2019. The B.C. government provided $5 million. Construction begins this summer at the new location at 219A Street and 52 Avenue.

The new hospice will offer a home-like atmosphere with private rooms that open to outdoor green spaces. Currently, the 10-bed hospice is located at Langley Memorial Hospital. That one will close once the new hospice opens.

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union is aiming to enhance communities for children and families by giving away a $50,000 grant towards a community-focused project, program or initiative.

This grant is one of three that First West is distributing to support organizations in the regions it serves for a total of $150,000 distributed in support of Canada 150.

You can show your support by clicking here and casting your vote on Volinspire.

Here’s how to vote:

1. Find our story on the Envision Community Grant Volinspire page and vote by choosing any of the emojis (smile, heart, Canadian leaf).

2. Each emoji counts as one vote and you can only vote for each post one time.

3. Don’t forget to share the link with your family and friends and on social media.

4. Anyone and everyone can vote, so help spread the word.