Huron Hospice 50/50 raffle is back

HURON COUNTY – The Huron Hospice October 50/50 raffle is on now.

The raffle runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29.

Officials say the raffle is a win-win – you have a chance to win the jackpot and help Huron Hospice at the same time.

“Like many other charities, COVID has forced us to be creative about how to raise our needed revenue,” said Willy Van Klooster, executive director of Huron Hospice.

Van Klooster said the Ontario government covers 50 per cent of Huron Hospice’s $1.2 million operations budget, and pays for salaries and benefits for nursing staff. Donor cover the remainder of the costs, including Huron Hospice’s community programs, such as grief and bereavement support for adults, children and youth. At the residence, donations help provide meals, heat and hydro, and general building maintenance.

“We are thankful for both the government support and the assistance of our donors and volunteers. We could not do it without any of them,” said Van Klooster.

Christopher Walker, Huron Hospice’s manager of fund development, says interest in the raffles have grown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They have become an important part of our revenue during the pandemic,” he said.

To purchase tickets for the raffle, visit and follow the links. Tickets are $40 for 100, $20 for 40, and $10 for five.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact Christopher Walker at 519-525-7352 or email