June 13th, 2018 by

Kay Stafford Fund benefits 21 organizations

The recipients of the Kay Stafford Award. (Photo: Amanda Smith/Quinte News)

The generosity of one woman benefited 21 organizations and six students on Wednesday evening.

At the Annual General Meeting for the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, a significant amount of funds were handed out as part of the Kay Stafford Fund.

Stafford was a Canada Post worker who left over a million dollars to the Foundation.

Executive Director Wendy Warner has the details.


Each year, TMHF uses the investment income to provide grants to the community and staff.

Recipients this year include:

Alzheimer’s Society, Care Giver Education Day, $2,700

Batawa Lions Club, safety barriers and therapy support at events, $908

Batawa Ski Hill, safety fencing and communications, $8,704

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentorship Program, $2,500

Frankford Youth Centre, Glow Girls Program, $1,000

John Howard Society, Grade 9 students at risk to attend Quantum Program, $10,000

Northumberland Community Care, Seniors Dance Program, $3,326

Our TMH, Protect and Preserve services at TMH, $10,000

Quinte Access, new van, $25,000

Quinte Children’s Foundation, 100 Playing for Keeps, 30 Camp for Hope, $6,000

Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services, Rapid Deployment Raft, $5,300

Quinte West, four defibrillators, $8,400

Quinte West Youth Centre, 275 youth food prep and nutrition program, $5,000

Rotary Club of Stirling, defibrillator, $2,170

St. Francis of Assisi Church, two defibrillators, $5,000

St. John’s Ambulance, First Response Vehicle, $15,000

Trenton Trillium Seniors Club, defibrillator, $3,340

Trenton United Church, defibrillator, $2,000

VON, seniors fitness class, $3,995

YMCA, 40 annual memberships or one week of camp for 100 kids, $5,000

Six area high school students and one Loyalist College student received bursaries towards their studies.