A first-time fundraiser for Hospice West Parry Sound has been a resounding success. On Wednesday night, 200 guests came to the 1st annual Handbags for Hospice event where handbags, experiences and other items were up for silent auction, raffle, and live auction. The event raised well over $30,000 with all the funds going to improve community-based Hospice Palliative Care Services throughout the region and help to develop a Grief and Bereavement program to ensure that caregivers and families are receiving appropriate follow-up after the death of a loved one. Hospice West Parry Sound thanks all who attended, donors and sponsors, and the efforts of the amazing Auctionista. Next year’s event is already in the works.