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Acton Resident Starts HerQuest for Hospice

Bev Mattocks is an Acton resident and one of the Townsend Smith Foundation’s (TSF) dedicated volunteers. Last Friday she was on the Granite Ridge Golf Course volunteering at their sold out event, the Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament.

She is seen in the photo above (left) with Samantha Pyke (center), Acton Branch Manager for Royal Bank and Tina Hamill (right), Golf Tournament Chair. Pyke is presenting a check for $500 towards the golf tournament’s fundraising efforts.

The Acton Legion, Branch 197, was a gold level sponsor of the tournament, donating $1000.

The TSF is a registered charity raising money for a “residential hospice for North Halton which will serve the terminally ill and their families” says Mattocks. She lost her own father to cancer and is clearly passionate about this charity. “There are only 409 hospice beds in all of Ontario. Hospice is a concept of care. The focus is on caring, not curing.”

Mattocks served as Team Captain of the Acton Hike for Hospice team in May, an event which saw the team bring home accolades for top fundraisers.

Mattocks was excited to tell Acton UP about an upcoming event for TSF called HerQuest for Hospice. According to their events page, this is an Amazing-Race style adventure where teams of four women “will compete in challenges scattered around the Town of Milton. These fun and exciting challenges will test their physical capacity, intellectual competence, and ability to work together as a team. A clue will be given to each team at the beginning of the race leading them on foot to the first challenge. Upon completing the challenge as quickly as possible, a new clue will be given directing each team to the next location until all 10 challenges are completed. Taking COVID-19 safety measures into consideration the event has been spread over a three day period. Teams will pre-select a time frame to participate in the race to avoid congestion at any challenge points.” The goal of this event is to raise $40,000.


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