The dinner was a great evening of dinner and dance with friends while supporting a local charitable organization, the Townsend Smith Foundation. Music and live entertainment was provided by Charlie Graci and the Groovy Brothers.Thanks to the Milton Knights of Columbus for running this annual event. Townsend Smith’s foundation’s mission is to establish and maintain a residential hospice in Milton to serve the needs of the terminally ill and their families. The Milton Knights of Columbus are actively involved in the Milton Parish community providing financial aid and volunteer services to local charities. To learn more about the Milton Knights of Columbus you can visit their website at

At the event the Townsend Smith Foundation proudly announced Kate Holmes as its first Director of Development. She will work alongside the Board of Directors to source land and work on a capital funding campaign that will result in the establishment, construction and operation of a ten-bed palliative care residential hospice serving clients in North Halton.

“It is imperative that we come together as a community to make this happen and I believe strongly every donation will truly make a difference,” said Holmes.

Holmes brings two decades of experience in the charitable sector to the role. She was previously with United Way Milton, where she served as Chief Executive Officer for six years. She has immense education to the communities in which the eventual hospice will serve, having lived in Acton and Milton. She understands the importance of compassionate end of life care and will work competently with the Board and Volunteers to make this vision a reality and meeting our goals.

John Barrett, Chair of the Board at Townsend Smith Foundation said the Board of Directors is excited to have Kate in the role. “We are delighted to have Kate join the team,” he said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the role that is simply unmatched. Her enthusiasm for the cause falls us with hope and conviction we will see this goal through to a successful conclusion.”

Te Foundation is working towards a place where those who are dying receive end-oflife care in a private, comfortable home-like setting, knowing that every person’s values, beliefs and dignity are fully respected as teir lives come to an end.

For more information contact Kate Holmes at 905-299-7197 or

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