Dickey Lake Donation to Hospital
Diane Warden (Dickey Lake Association), Jean Ménard (Treasurer – Fund Dev Committee), Tammy Davis (Hospital Administrator), Kim Bishop (Chair – Fund Dev Committee)
DICKEY LAKE MARATHON SWIM 2014 JULY 19, 2014
Ten energetic, enthusiastic swimmers showed up for the annual marathon swim on Dickey Day for the Bancroft Hospital (Quinte Health Centre North Hastings) on July 19th, 2014 at Dickey Lake. Thanks to the generosity of cottagers and residents, $1250.00 was raised to aid in the purchase of new medical equipment. We thank the following swimmers who swam and supported our hospital.
Cynthia Russell 1st Place
Abby McEachern 2nd Place
Alex Bourgeois 3rd Place
Donation from Papineau Lake Community Association
Funds were raised through the raffle table held at the annual regatta at Papineau Lake on the August long weekend. A cheque for $1000.00 was made to the QHCNH Fund Development, as part of the PLCA donations to local organizations which benefit the residents of North Hastings. The Papineau Lake Community Association (PLCA) wishes to thank the many local merchants for their continued support through donations to the raffle. The total of our donation contributions over the past years is $2700.00, including today’s amount.
Quinte Health Care North Hastings
On Saturday, June 21st, Jaxsyn Gillis (age 7) hosted a Lemonade and Dessert Stand at his parent’s yard sale. His goal for the day was to raise as much money as possible to support his local hospital. He had been asking his parents for 2 years to complete this event! With great appreciation to those who supported his efforts (some of whom were his friends), Jaxsyn raised a total of $238.00. Last week he presented the money to the Bancroft Hospital. Jaxsyn and his family would like to express their gratitude to everyone who donated to his worthy cause.
On this past Friday (May 23/14) the Fund Dev. committee hosted a spring tea for a group of volunteers called Choices (also the name of their used clothing store). This group has donated over 325,000 to the hospital in the last 20 years. At the tea we were able to celebrate their hard work and commitment to healthcare as well as show them the latest piece of equipment that they have purchased. Last year we approached the group and asked if they would consider making a pledge to help purchase a Bariatric Bed at a cost of approximately $46,000. We were able to give them a full demo of the bed and express to them how important this is to the safety and comfort of both patients and staff.