By Cecilia Nasmith/Today’s Northumberland
At last week’s Northumberland Hills Hospital board meeting, Foundation chair Wendy Ito announced that their Nov. 5 gala had been a smash success.
This week, the foundation issued a press release with further details, bringing in more than $220,000 for the hospital.
This year’s theme was A Black Tie Evening, and it marked a return to the traditional gala format after two years of alternative events made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was heart-warming to see the passion and respect for our hospital and health-care workers that filled the room at this year’s gala, Foundation Chief Executive Officer Rhonda Cunningham said in the press release.
“Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this achievement – from volunteers to staff, sponsors, on-line auction donors and guests, the list goes on.
“We’ve now hosted 20 in-person galas, and never cease to be amazed by how so many come together to make these events possible.”
The gala has become the Foundation’s most financially successful fund-raising event, raising more than $3.75-million to date to fund essential medical equipment used in offering modern advanced care. This year’s gala will support the highest-priority needs across the hospital, with proceeds from the Fund Me portion of the evening going towards the purchase of a new ophthalmic scope (an essential piece of equipment during cataract surgeries).
Look for an insert featuring images of the evening in the Dec. 8 edition of Northumberland News, and enjoy a digital flipbook with even more images at www.NHHFoundation.ca/GalaMagazine