KAWARTHA LAKES-Volunteers at Ross Memorial Hospital share a proud history: 117 years of service and fundraising to support local patient care. Through boom and bust years, the RMH Auxiliary has dedicated its work to make the Ross Memorial an exceptional community hospital.
Despite the complications of the pandemic, which led to the temporary closure of the Reflections Café and Gift Shop, the principle fundraisers of the RMH Auxiliary, volunteers have continued their work in other ways. These include the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle which operates online from the Auxiliary’s website, www.rmh.org/volunteers.
Today, the Auxiliary’s Board of Directors presented a $25,000 cheque to Foundation CEO Erin Coons, to help fund the community’s new CT Scanner.
“This is an exceptional gift during difficult times,” said Erin Coons. “We’re honoured to have partners like the Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. No matter the challenges, they are
committed to support hospital needs, such as the new CT Scanner, which is one of the most important diagnostic tools in the hospital. The volunteers’ work to support this vital acquisition will impact dozens of patients, day and night. We’re so grateful that they’re part of the team.”
“The support the Auxiliary provides is truly a community effort as our volunteers come from every corner of the City of Kawartha Lakes,” said Anne Botond, Auxiliary President. “It’s also a labour of love because for us, this hospital has played, and will continue to play, a big role in our lives. We’re proud to help.”
Although pandemic safety precautions restrict volunteer involvement in certain areas of the Hospital, the RMH Auxiliary is happy to have recently re-opened the Reflections Gift Shop and Café and welcomes volunteer interest from the community. Those interested in joining this caring team can reach out through the Auxiliary’s website, www.rmh.org/volunteers, or by emailing [email protected].