WINCHESTER — Sales of just under 10,000 cookies gave sweet support to Winchester District Memorial Hospital at four local Tim Hortons outlets this fall.
In an annual tradition, the owners of the establishments in Winchester, Long Sault and Morrisburg again selected the WDMH Foundation as local beneficiary of the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign.
Robert and Denise St. Denis recently turned over this year’s cheque of just over $9,764 to grateful WDMH representatives — money generated by Smile Cookie buyers at the involved four locations. The national Tim Horton’s campaign takes place in September, with franchisees selecting the receiving charities. A total of $9.8 million was raised across the country for more than 500 charities and organizations.
The WDMH Foundation’s share this year will go to support the Digital Mammography Fund in Winchester.
Robert St. Denis says it’s good to give back: “We believe it’s important to support the hospital, to be sure that they have the needed equipment to continue their great work.”
“We are grateful to Robert, Denise and their team for choosing WDMH,” notes Cindy Peters, Manager of Direct Mail & Events. “And the cookies were delicious too!”
Many people are surprised to learn that the provincial government — by long practice spanning multiple political parties — does not fund the purchase of medical equipment for Ontario hospitals. Hence, the WDMH Foundation is constantly raising money from donors in the community to help ensure WDMH always has the right tools to provide excellent health care.