Making the cheque presentation on behalf of the couple was James Wallbridge to Jean-Paul AubÃ©, 2013-2016 Capital Campaign chairman and Ryan Taylor, TADH Foundation board treasurer.
â€œWe are entering the more personal phase of the campaign where we solicit funds from individuals and families, as well as small and medium businesses,â€ stated Jean-Paul AubÃ©, campaign chairman. â€œIt is very heartwarming to receive this generous donation from the Wallbridges as they step forward and lead the way.â€
The Wallbridges were pleased to give back to the community by supporting TADH.
â€œAlmeda and I were approached by Jean-Paul to make a contribution to the Foundation,â€ James Wallbridge explained. â€œTimmins has been very good to us and we were very happy to be part of a tremendous community effort.
â€œMy father was a doctor for many years in Timmins â€“ he would be so proud of how we are pulling together for our hospital.â€
Foundations officials are grateful to for such a generous donation.
â€œWe are truly grateful to the Wallbridges for their generosity of spirit and their commitment to the Timmins and District Hospital,â€ stated Janna Cook, TADH Foundation executive director. â€œThis donation proves, yet again, that Timmins truly is the city with the heart of gold and its citizens are at the heart of this campaign - Building for tomorrowâ€™s healthcare today.â€
From the James Bay Coast to Englehart, from Hearst to Kirkland Lake, Timmins and District Hospital is the beating heart of a vast, beautiful and vibrant region. TADH holds the well-being of over 115,000 people in our hands ... and they, in turn, hold the hospital's in theirs.
As the largest hospital in Northeastern Ontario, TADH is poised on the brink of a new era in healthcare for this region. To meet the growing and changing needs of the families we serve, the facilities and equipment of the hospital must be renewed.
Outdated, cramped, with an aging building and obsolete equipment, TADH is long past due for a revitalization that will enable us to take our districtâ€™s health care into the 21st century.