Every year, the Mayor’s Gala in the City of Pickering raises the roof in successful fundraising to support the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation. This year the event was unable to be held in its’ usual glamour, but joint donations from the Durham Region Women and Durham South Men’s Clubs totaling $10,000 went directly to the Foundation. The funds will be used towards the purchase of a ventilator.
In addition, as a recipient of financial support from our local Delta Bingo Hall, the Durham Region Women connected with the Nurses Association at the hospital and recognized the tireless and endless work of our front-line workers. A representative of the Nurses Association shared stories of sadness and inspiration, happy and heartbreaking. After learning of a central room created at the hospital for the nurses to rest and recharge, we understood their need for many accessories and well-deserved treats. On behalf of the Durham Region Women, Sharon and Rita brought beautiful baskets of goodies for the nurses to enjoy, and an additional cheque of $5,000 was presented to support their needs.
Thank you Front Line Workers, everywhere!