Brinston United Church leaves lasting legacy with donation to the WDMH Foundation

At the presentation ceremony held earlier this year are: (Back l-r): Diane & John Wilson, Della & Garry Murphy, Neil Strader, Doreen Henderson, Louella Smail and (l-r): Nancy Farley-Holmes, Carole & Cecil (Trustee) McDermott, Orville Smyth (Trustee), Lorne Strader, and Tammy Mudde (Trustee).

At the presentation ceremony held earlier this year are: (Back l-r): Diane & John Wilson, Della & Garry Murphy, Neil Strader, Doreen Henderson, Louella Smail and (l-r): Nancy Farley-Holmes, Carole & Cecil (Trustee) McDermott, Orville Smyth (Trustee), Lorne Strader, and Tammy Mudde (Trustee).

BRINSTON — Brinston United Church closed last December, but its legacy lives on through generous gifts to the community. That includes a contribution of just over $29,000 to the WDMH Foundation.

A portion of the funds from the sale of the church have been directed to the Foundation’s Health Care Undesignated Fund, to be used where needed most at Winchester District Memorial Hospital or Dundas Manor.

“While we are saddened by the Church’s closure, we are incredible grateful that health care close to home was included as part of the Church’s legacy,” notes Foundation Managing Director Kristen Casselman. “This is a special gift.”

In August, the church trustees invited members of the congregation to join them for coffee and cake, and to learn how the proceeds from the sale of the church building were distributed. The WDMH Foundation was presented with a cheque in the amount of $29,191.85.

The church trustees noted in a statement: “For so many people from our church family, WDMH is their hospital, and the Manor is their last home. This is our way of giving back, by helping to take care of them.”

 

 

 

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