Guelph Fire Charity - 2020 Hospital Fundraiser
Our Platoon is on-board and raising money to support local area hospitals!
Help us not only meet, but surpass our team goal and see how we stack up against other teams in a friendly competition supporting Guelph General Hospital & Groves Memorial Hospital.
We NEED your Help!
After meeting with The Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital & Groves Memorial Hospital, they have identified a few special items that they need assistance in raising funds to purchase, and we want to help!
Guelph General Hospital - GOAL $20,000
Last year, our contributions assisted in purchasing a few cribs for the Family Birthing Unit (approx. $5000/each). In past years, our contributions have aided in purchasing fetal heart monitors, basinets, Dialysis Machines, etc.
This year, we are hoping to raise $20,000 for the GGH to be used to purchase equipment in 3 areas:
- The Special Care Nursery
- Family Birthing & Delivery Unit
- Emergency Department
Groves Memorial Hospital (Fergus) - GOAL $5,000
The New Groves is in its final stages and they have identified a number of wishlist items:
1. Basinet for Obstetrics Unit/Labour & Delivery (Approx. $4000 each)
The cost is approx. $4,000 per basinet on their equipment list for this coming year (currently require 2, one for each new Labour & Delivery Room).
2. Toddler Car (Approx. $800)
For small children to drive to the Operative Room (or driven remotely with the assistance of the nursing staff).
Many hospital use cars to help decrease the stress and anxiety of having surgery and getting to the Operating Room.
About the Charity
Since 1984, The Guelph Firefighters Benevolent Foundation has donated over $1 Million to local charities and hospitals to support local healthcare.
The Guelph Firefighters Benevolent Foundation is a non-profit division of the Guelph Professional Firefighters Association that raises funds to be distributed throughout our community, without personal gain to its members. All money raised and dispersed is done by unanimous decision of the elected, Benevolent Foundation Trustees.
After 35 years of boots-on-the-ground fundraising, it's time to take our efforts online in hopes of expanding our ongoing charitable support.
This fund is used to assist area hospitals in purchasing off budget medical and emergency equipment. Money is used to purchase electric beds and crash carts, as well as contribute toward the C.T. Scan (CAT scan), Dialysis Machine, Cribs and basinets in the Birthing Unit, and equipment for the Chemotherapy Unit, etc.
With your help, we can truly make a difference!