Wellings of Picton’s online auction raises over $6,000 for Foundation

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT The Wellings of Picton was merry and bright on Wednesday when presenting $6,265 from their annual, but online this year, Making Spirits Bright Christmas Bazaar to the PECMHF's Back the Build campaign. Pictured from left at the Wellings of Picton: Evelyn Sloane, resident of the Wellings of Picton; Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation; Wellings of Picton staff members, Katherine Langabeer, Jessica Dore and Rachel Henry and Nancy Parks, Back the Build campaign co-chair. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette staff)

 

DESIRÉE DECOSTE

STAFF WRITER

Spirits were bright at the Wellings of Picton on Wednesday as staff and residents presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF) with a holiday gift of $6,265.

The funds were raised at the Wellings of Picton’s third annual, but first online, Making Spirits Bright Christmas Bazaar that was online from Nov. 8 to Dec. 5. Due to COVID-19 the Wellings of Picton were unable to host an in-person bazaar this year so the decision was made to host an online auction instead.

Online auction items included iPad raffle tickets, a bake sale and a white elephant table. This years results from the online auction are better by $2,000 than the results of the previous two years.

Rachel Henry, general manager of the Wellings of Picton, sincerely thanks the community for supporting their first-ever online auction and extends heartfelt gratitude to the residents who helped organize and undertook this festive event. 

“We are so thrilled,” Henry expressed. “This is to-date the most the Wellings has raised during the holidays for the PECMH Foundation by over $2,000! It’s always so wonderful to work with our residents who have spent countless hours on this. A big thanks to our committee members, residents and all of the local businesses who have contributed time and auction items to make our efforts a success.”

Having been a donor to PECMHF for five years now, the Wellings of Picton’s cumulative giving totals to $29,450, earning the Wellings of Picton a spot on the donor wall at the Benefactor level for gifts over $25,000.

Total amount given from the Wellings of Picton to the Back the Build campaign equals $12,825.

This gift will be used to help lift the spirits of the PECMHF’s Back the Build campaign, as the residents continue to support the building of a new hospital in Prince Edward County.

“The residents group that came together from the Wellings to make this gift in support of the Back the Build campaign speaks to the importance of community involvement and the impact it has on the quality of life for those residing and visiting our County,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMHF. “We are so grateful for the support shown to us by the residents living at the Wellings of Picton and their keen interest in the future of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.”

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for the patients of the hospital and the people of Prince Edward County.

For more information on PECMHF or to donate to the Back the Build campaign please visit https://pecmhf.ca

For more information on the Wellings of Picton please visit https://www.wellingsofpicton.com