Glen Abbey United Church Pledges $100,000 to Hospital Equipment Campaign

Posted: October 30, 2012
Oakville, ON (October 30, 2012) - On Saturday, October 27th at 4:30pm, members of the Glen Abbey United Church gathered at their church doors to present the Oakville Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $100,000.
“There is great synergy between communities of faith and caring places like hospitals,” said John Fleming, Chair of the Board of Directors of Halton Healthcare Services. “I am so proud that my church home has been able to live its philosophy of service and outreach to community with this remarkable gift for longer term continuing care and seniors patients in the new Oakville Hospital.”
The funds will help equip the Complex Continuing Care and Inpatient Rehabilitation Units at the new Oakville Hospital. The units will provide a range of services for patients that are medically complex, those in need of low intensity rehab and a longer hospital stay, and those in need of respite.
"Each year Glen Abbey United Church holds a dinner dance fundraiser to support outreach activities in the community and for 2012 the Church selected the Oakville Hospital Foundation as their charity partner" reported Gary Dobbie Chair of the Church's fundraising committee and member of the outreach committee".  Bruce Francis Chair of the Church's Business Trust added that "in addition to the funds from the charity dinner, we are delighted to announce that through the tireless work of our many Glen Abbey Unit Church volunteers who developed a successful long-term partnership with Tridel in Creating the Delmanor residence, has enable us to make this impressive grant towards the realization of the new Oakville Hospital".   Dobbie added that "this contribution is a true reflection of the welcoming mission of our church and illustrates our long-term commitment to support continuing care in our community both at Delmanor and at the new hospital".

Added Paul Peters, Chair of the Council at Glen Abbey United Church, “OTMH has been very good to our family so it is gratifying to see part of the first distribution of trust funds directed to the new Oakville Hospital where they will make a difference to us and others in our community for many years to come. Credit to the founders of the Trust who had the vision to imagine how a partnership between Glen Abbey United Church and Delmanor Glen Abbey could be the genesis of a fund that will now have such a meaningful impact in our community.”
Suzanne Hallsworth     
Community Giving & Communications Director    
Oakville Hospital Foundation    
905.845.2571 ext 6250