The community once again came together in support of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The Foundation held their annual gala last Saturday and on Tuesday evening, Executive Director Wendy Warner announced how much they managed to raise.
This is up over last year’s total which came in at $210,538.
Warner says a $50,000 donation from the St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus was a boost; as well as the surprise donation from Ron Price on Tuesday night.
The Foundation is hoping to raise $1.3 million towards the purchase of a new CT Scanner for the hospital, and Warner says they have achieved about 60% of their goal.
She says there are a number of benefits of replacing the current 12-year-old scanner currently in use.
Warner also expects to see a 15% increase in usage of the new CT scanner.
She was also thrilled that their cost to raise a dollar dropped to ten cents, while their return on investment increased by $1.22 to $9.82.
Next up for the Foundation is the Fashion for Foundation event at the Batawa Community Centre on Thursday, November 8, which supports their Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program.
Their Christmas appeal will begin after Remembrance Day.