'Clearly Better' goes public at 75 per cent 0
Faraday Reeve Carl Tinney with Deputy Reeve Marg Nicholson, Councillor Anna Wilson and Councillor Dennis Purcell tour the new x-ray room in the Quinte Health Care North Hastings Hospital in Bancroft. Faraday Township has topped the donor's list with a $100,000 contribution to the Clearly Better campaign. BARBARA SHAW BANCROFT THIS WEEK
Kim Bishop has been busy visiting councils asking for money for the Quinte North Hastings Hospital's newest fundraising campaign.
The goal is to raise $700,000 to cover the costs of new x-ray and ultrasound equipment for the hospital.
At the campaign's official launch on April 16, Bishop beamed as she shared the great news that the campaign is already 75 per cent of the way there.
With the help of private donors and a couple of municipalities, things have been going well for the dedicated team as they work to purchase equipment for our local hospital.
The province does not provide funding for hospital equipment so everything we want locally has to be campaigned for by people like bishop.
The first phase of the campaign involved personal asking and the answers received were positive.
Hastings Highlands has committed $40,000 and not to be outdone, Faraday Township has topped that with the largest give to date; a whopping $100,000.
Reeve Carl Tinney took to the podium with Deputy Reeve Marg Nicholson.
"If we're trying to attract doctors we need to provide equipment," Tinney said to the small crowd of donors and campaign workers.
The ultrasound room will be named in honour of Faraday Township and their large donation.
Also supporting the campaign are the new Bancroft IDA owners John and Mina Isaac who have pledged $50,000 showing, as Bishop said, "they are going to be important partners in the health of the community."
The Wilson Family of TimBr Mart have added $34,000 and Leveque Bros. came in with a $30,000 contribution. The Auxiliary and Choices Thrift Shop are each taking on $50,000 goals. Andy Wade of Home Hardware has pledged $30,000.
Judy Hendry is an x-ray technician at the hospital and she offered a tour of the newly outfitted room sharing details of how the machines worked.
The new equipment will make it easier for technicians to work as well as make everything more comfortable for patients in need of service.
Bishop says now the next step is to reach out to the community and ensure that the thermometer hits its goal as soon as possible so that the campaign can be wrapped up as another successful show of support by local residents, visitors, politicians and businesses for our cherished hospital services.