St. Andrew’s ‘drive’ for new hospital raises $3,500

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St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Wellington has once again scored a hole-in-one for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the Build campaign.

For the 11th consecutive year, the tournament united 72 golfers, who once again demonstrated their community spirit, generosity and commitment to building a new hospital in our community.

The sold out tournament on August 8, 2019 raised $3,500 for the redevelopment of our County hospital. This is the second year St. Andrew’s has designated a portion of the proceeds from their annual tournament to help Back the Build. In 2018, the Church also gave $3,500 to the new build. This brings St. Andrew’s cumulative giving to $7,000 and earns the Church a spot on the PECMHF donor wall at the Sponsor level for donations over $5,000.

“We are privileged to be in a position to be able to make this gift to our new hospital which when complete will be a foundational benefit and lasting legacy to future generations and improve the health and lives of everyone in our community.” said Reverend Ada Clifton of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is the central gathering point for the Parish of Kente. They are a people who seek to follow Jesus Christ, and to serve God and the people of the western parts of Prince Edward County.

“We are tremendously grateful to our very generous donors, sponsors, golf committee members, board members and the numerous volunteers who helped to make the day inspiring and memorable,” said Art Hewer, chair of the golf tournament and treasurer of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. “The tournament is a fun time and always creates a generous atmosphere. The putting contest and the “Beat the Pro” contest were very popular. After the golfing, everyone congregated at the church for one of the ACW’s world famous roast beef dinners. Prizes and a silent auction added to the fun and golfers left ready to try again next year.”

The St. Andrew’s golf committee would like to thank all the sponsors who made the event possible.

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital redevelopment project is moving along and the PECM Hospital Foundation team continues to seek support from the public as we approach Stage 3.

“It is by coming together as a community and raising funds through activities like this tournament, that we will reach our goal of building a new hospital in Prince Edward County,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation.

The PECMH Foundation’s Back the Build campaign aims to raise $16.5M for the new hospital over the next five years.

Coull, acknowledges that while $16.5M is an ambitious goal, fundraising is well underway. The Campaign Cabinet is in place and actively seeking donations.

To date, the Foundation has raised over $11 million of its $16.5 million fundraising goal, which is an outstanding testament to the community and municipal support received so far.

If you are interested in learning more about the Back the Build Campaign, please call 613-476-1008 ext. 4425. Information can also be found at

Pictured here from left, at back are members of St. Andrew’s golf committee – James Carson, David Hilson, Art Hewer and David Huether
Front Row: Rev. Ada Clifton, Keith Norris, Bill Boultbee, Ron Cork and Briar Boyce, senior development officer with PECMH Foundation.