Dauphin resident graciously donates to Hospital Foundation
It’s a Christmas time gift that will benefit many thanks to Dauphin resident Jim Mulligan. Mulligan provided a yuletide boost to the Dauphin Hospital Foundation with a very generous donation of $150,000. The donation was also made in recognition of his late wife Judy.
Mr. Mulligan indicated he was more than happy to help by donating to an organization that provides needed assistance to many health-care projects and initiatives.
“I am pleased to be able to assist the Dauphin Hospital Foundation with their work. I believe the hospital, and health care, needs all the help it can get! I look forward to seeing the donation put to good use to assist health care staff on the tremendous work they do each and every day!”
Dauphin Hospital Foundation Chairman Greg Thompson sincerely thanked Mulligan for the contribution.
“Mr. Mulligan is very community-minded and wanted to ensure that organizations like the Foundation can continue making a difference with various projects which assist the hospital, personal care home and community health services. We can’t thank him enough!”
Pictured, from left, are: Chandel Bailey-Morrison, DRHC Care Team Manager, Jim Mulligan (holding a picture of his late wife Judy), Greg Thompson, Dauphin Hospital Foundation (DHF) Chair, Curt Gullett, DRHC Care Team Manager and Blaine Kraushaar, DHF Public Relations.
Russell Tim Hortons Donates
The recent ‘Smile Cookie’ campaign at Russell’s Tim Horton location left everyone smiling ear to ear with a sizeable donation to the Expanding Community Cancer project. Over $15,600 was raised towards the initiative for construction/expansion of the cancer care unit at Russell Health Centre. From left are Ryan, Mark, Gladees, Katherine, Jun-Mae, Pretzel with HR Director Leanne Bily to present the cheque to committee member Andrea Glasman. (With photo and files from Russell Banner)
Love For Littles Holiday Project Spreads Christmas Cheer for the third year
Having a baby can be emotionally challenging on a regular day, having a baby in the NICU over the holidays can be extra challenging. For the 3rd year, Baby Bump and Wild Daisy Kids are excited to help bring some extra joy to those who are spending Christmas in the hospital with their little ones.
Ariane Lumgair and Adrienne McNish, both maternity child nurses wanted to help out their colleagues in the NICU (who have been doing the stockings themselves for many years) by providing every family in the NICU a stocking full of items made or purchased locally- supporting as many small businesses as they could.
For the last month, people in our community have been able to participate in this project by donating items for the stockings, or by making monetary donations towards the purchase of items for the stockings or NICU. Another part of this project is giving a platform for parents to share their experiences and story if they wish in the hopes of giving strength and encouragement to others in similar situations.
The love this project has received again this year, is once again overwhelming! This year 15 amazing stockings are being donated to BRHC NICU with 1 stocking headed to Winnipeg for one of our local mamas who has a baby in HSC right now. An assortment of sleepers, receiving blankets and towels for the NICU and a big basket full of items such as hats, bows, bibs, books, stuffies etc that the nurses can give out over other holidays throughout the year or to just bring a smile to someone's face who needs it. We also have a gift card for both NICU and SRMC nurses who are working the holidays to enjoy some supper from Pizza Express.
Thank You Brandon Wheat Kings
Brandon Wheat Kings Calder Anderson & Zach Turner made a special delivery to the Pediatrics Ward at BRHC on Thursday, December 22. This was part of the Annual Teddy Bear Toss. They also took time to stop and say hi to families on the ward.
Melita PCH Activities Receives Donation
Southwest Manitoba Regional Foundation generously donated $2065.00 to the Melita PCH Activities Program. The Foundation pools charitable gifts into Capital funds to create a lasting legacy for future communities and surrounding areas and is comprised of the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, Municipality of Two Borders & the Town of Melita.
Pictured accepting the donation is Leaha Stovin, Activities Director and Kim Hodgins, Administration
World Percheron Congress Donation to WMCC
Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (WMCC) is very grateful for the $3000 donation from the World Percheron Congress 2022 held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. This event is held every four years in either Canada or the USA. For the last three congresses, a class named “Drive for the Cure” has been a fundraiser for Cancer Research. Drive for the Cure is a cart class decorated in pink and driven by a lady in honour of a cancer survivor. The entry monies from this class are being donated to WMCC.
Pictured right to left: Donna Swanston, Co-chair World Percheron Congress; Kathy Ward, Regional Manager WMCC/ICP & Clinical Education and Ivan Strain, Advertising Chair, World Percheron Congress.
Whitey's Fitness Body Shop
In October Whitey’s Fitness body shop hosted a fundraiser With the donated funds to go towards Breast Cancer awareness.
Sherrie Hockin presented $700 to Kristyn Wilson RN in the Neepawa Health Centre cancer care department.