Spirits were bright at the Wellings of Picton on Friday, December 13 as a group of their residents presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a holiday gift of $4,048.15. The funds were raised at the Wellings third annual Making Spirits Bright Christmas Bazaar held on Saturday, November 23 in the Wellings of Picton atrium.
This gift will be used to help lift the spirits of the Back the Build Campaign, as the residents look forward to the building of a new hospital for Prince Edward County.
In the three years the Wellings of Picton have hosted this event, $8,285.35 has been raised for PECM Hospital with $7,348.90 designated to help Back the Build.
There were 21 vendors who sold their wares and over 500 people attended. The bake sale, silent auction and the Wellings ‘white elephant’ table were a huge success. Rachel Henry, general manager on behalf of the staff at the Wellings sincerely thanks the community for attending and extends heartfelt thanks to the residents who helped organize this festive event.
“We are so pleased that each year we see more and more people come out to enjoy, get started on their Christmas shopping to not only support local artisans and vendors, but to raise money for our hospital. Everyone involved works really hard and really enjoys being a part of our Bazaar,” said Henry.
“The residents group that came together from the Wellings to make this gift in support of our Back the Build campaign speaks to the importance of community involvement and the impact that it has on the quality of life for those residing and visiting our County. We are so grateful for the support shown to us by the residents living at the Wellings of Picton and their keen interest in the future of our hospital,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation.
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