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Volunteer Association lifts the community with their largest ever pledge the Hospital

In addition to their inspiring gifts of time, Guelph General Hospital’s volunteers have made an inspiring financial gift of $250,000 in support of the Hospital’s most urgent and essential equipment needs. This is the largest pledge made by the Hospital’s Volunteer Association and brings their total giving to over $1.7 million over more than 30 years.

“We are thrilled to announce this generous financial commitment from our volunteers, who give so unselfishly of their time and compassion,” said Foundation CEO Suzanne Bone. “This gift will help purchase equipment that will lead to more precise diagnosis, faster treatment, and improved outcomes for our patients.”

GGHVA 2019 Group Photo FinalThe gift was celebrated at the Hospital’s annual lunch in recognition of National Volunteer Week. Close to 300 volunteers provide support in over 25 different areas of the Hospital, contributing over 15,000 hours of their time each year.

“The Association has a strong tradition of giving, not just with their time but financially as well,” said Laura Hutchings, Director of Volunteer Resources, Student Registration & Spiritual Care at Guelph General Hospital. “I know they are so pleased to be able to support the important work of the Hospital through their retail operations and other fundraising efforts.”

Funds raised by the GGHVA last year enabled the Hospital to purchase an electrocardiogram machine, a bladder scanner, a vein finder and a ureterscope.