Car wash fundraiser makes a splash for new hospital campaign

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PICTON, August 27, 2021 – Armed with buckets and sponges, staff and residents from the Wellings of Picton recently spent a hot summer day volunteering at a fundraising car wash and barbecue.

The first ever Wellings of Picton car wash and barbecue was a huge success, raising $1,295 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the Build campaign.


More than 35 car washes were sold during the event held on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Fifteen dollars from each car wash was kindly donated by the Wellings of Picton to the new hospital campaign.

“The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation has enjoyed a healthy partnership with the Wellings of Picton since well before the residence was built. From humble beginnings in the little sales office at the corner of Picton’s Main Street at the top of the town hill, Rachel Henry and the staff at the Wellings of Picton have always included the PECMH Foundation in their fundraising efforts,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation. “The residents and staff of the Wellings of Picton show their generosity and support in many ways, including events like the Making Spirits Bright Holiday Bazaar and now with this car wash.”

“I am incredibly proud of my team at the Wellings and so thankful for our great customers and their overwhelming generosity,” said Rachel Henry, general manager of the Wellings of Picton. “We are so pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the generosity of the community. I am so grateful to my staff members, Jessica Yarrow, Cathy Kewley and Lynn Colwell whose enthusiasm helped the car wash run smoothly. This event was a big success!”

For PECMHF, nothing beats the joy of belonging to such a philanthropic and caring community and are proud of our partnership with the Wellings of Picton and their residents over these past eight years. We deeply appreciate the comfort and care the residents received at the Wellings of Picton.

“It’s been a challenging time for many local businesses and the Back the Build team is extremely grateful to the Wellings of Picton and the generous patrons who purchased a car wash. We are another step closer to building our new hospital thanks in part to everyone who contributed to this great event,” said Nancy Parks, Back the Build campaign co-chair. “We are so grateful for the support shown to us by the Wellings of Picton and their keen interest in the future of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.”

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to advance health care for the patients of the hospital and the people of Prince Edward County.

Pictured at the Wellings of Picton from left: Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation; Cathy Kewley, Wellings of Picton; Jessica Yarrow, Wellings of Picton; Rachel Henry, general manager of the Wellings of Picton; Lynn Colwell, Wellings of Picton and Nancy Parks, Back the Build campaign co-chair.