Handbags for Hospice

Presented by

Lerners LLP

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Doors open at 6 pm

Where: Best Western Lamplighter Inn

Handbags, philanthropy and more handbags – does it get much better? This stylish and exciting cocktail party raises funds to support compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Join four hundred community-minded attendees to bid on 200+ brand-new designer handbags and other items in both live and silent auctions, enjoy delicious wine and hors-d’oeuvres, and learn how Hospice is making a difference in the lives of the palliative and bereaved in London and Middlesex.

 Individual Ticket – $80

Includes a complimentary glass of wine, fabulous food, sweet station, and entry into the silent and live auctions!

VIP Table – $800 SOLD OUT 

New this year! Private table for eight guests includes premium seating near the action, two complimentary glasses of wine per person, and plenty of sweets treats at your table!

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Handbags for Hospice 2018

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Handbags for Hospice 2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Lerners LLP
Gold Sponsor


Marshalls (Canada)

Bronze Sponsor

Scott Petrie LLP

Join us as a Sponsor

In order to provide expert care and support at no cost for our community, St. Joseph’s Hospice must raise more than $1.3 million each year. That’s $108,000 per month – $3,600 per day and we can’t do it alone.

We need your help.

Become a sponsor of Handbags for Hospice – advertise to your local audience by aligning with a well-known charity. In addition to sponsorship, we also have a variety of unique opportunities to get your business involved.

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What’s In Your Handbag?

Short interviews with fun, community-minded women from Lerners LLP. Find out what they can’t leave home without. 

What's In Your Handbag

Jane Scholes – Associate, Lerners Lawyers

Jane Scholes

I’m a lawyer at Lerners LLP practicing health law (working with regulated health care professionals), and commercial litigation including employment law.

Fun Facts

  • I had the opportunity to go to the Supreme Court of Canada on a recent case dealing with an interesting technical issue in administrative law
  • My fiance proposed to me on a suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps, and I almost dropped the ring!

Favourite Part of Handbags for Hospice

I went to Handbags for Hospice for the first time last year, having just moved to London. The live auction was incredibly fun! I was a bit shy and wanted to bid on a beautiful Yves Saint-Laurent handbag. I didn’t place a bid and still kick myself every day for not doing so (but I’ll definitely be bidding this year!).

What’s In Your Handbag?

I love my very functional Kate Spade, it fits everything I need, including:

  • Wallet
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks (always!)
  • Lip balm
  • Tylenol
  • Hairbrush
  • Book
  • Reusable water bottle and coffee mug

Also, love how it fits my laptop in a pinch!

2019 Committee

St. Joseph’s Hospice relies on the dedication and support from volunteers. Thank you to this year’s Handbags for Hospice Committee:

Natalie Carrothers, Chair
Deanna Baldwin
Ann Marie Brunner
Jennifer Channer
Cassandra DeMelo
Sarah Dyck
Joanne Flick
Kaitlyn Harper
Diane Jamieson
Emily Loreto
Lori Schmidtke
Ashleigh Sutherland
Yola Ventresca

Photo Gallery

Missed the fun at the sixth annual Handbags for Hospice in 2018? Take a look at the photo gallery.

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