It was the official groundbreaking today for the expansion at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops.
The city based Cooper Family Foundation provided the money for a home to be built in Aberdeen and then offered to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to the hospice society.
Foundation Chair Nelly Dever says, this is not a project about increasing the number of beds but additional resources for caregivers.
“It will help for those trying to cope with anniversaries, birthdays and as you know quite often its very difficult on the people left behind, so the new building is approximately four thousand square feet, its going to have a large meeting space that hold up to 60 people.”
The $1-million project should be finished by the end of the year