Smile cookie campaign happily raises over $5,000 for PECMH medical equipment

SMILE TIME- The Smile cookie campaign at Tim Horton's netted the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation over $5,000 for priority medical equipment. Pictured at a cheque presentation Monday are (Back, from left) PECMHF Campaign Manager Marthe Robertson, PECMHF Chairperson Monica Alyea (Front) PECMHF Communications Co-ordinator Briar Boyce, Tim Hortons Owner, Paul Massey and PECMHF Executive Director, Shannon Coull. (Submitted Photo)

There was no denying the smiles around the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation office on Monday when local Tim Hortons owner Paul Massey dropped by.

Thanks to a successful week-long smile cookie campaign at both the Wellington and Picton restaurants, Massey was able to present a cheque for $5,438 to help fund priority medical equipment needs at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.

“This year’s campaign was a tremendous success again and it wouldn’t have been possible without the loyal support of our customers and the dedicated staff who worked hard this past week to create those 5,428 smiles,” said Paul Massey, owner of the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons.

The campaign ran for one week, September 17-23. Both the Picton and Wellington’s restaurants designated the proceeds of their $1 chocolate chunk cookie sales to PECMH Foundation for the fifth consecutive year.

In total, 889 more cookies were sold in 2018 over the previous year.

This year’s Smile Cookie campaign puts Tim Hortons cumulative giving total to $29,352.20. They have successfully met their goal of reaching the Benefactor level on the PECMH Foundation donor recognition wall for gifts totaling $25,000 and up.

“We are all smiles to receive this donation from Tim Hortons,” said Briar Boyce, the Foundation’s communications co-ordinator. “The commitment the Massey family and Tim Hortons staff has made to our County hospital over the past five years is a sweet treat we will savour in the years to come.”