Flourish committee

Flourish Committee Announces Goal of $7 Million

Media Release
February 6, 2013

Trent Hills, Ontario ---The committee spearheading a unique joint fundraising campaign for Trent Hills has unveiled the branding for the campaign and its fundraising target. Now called, the Flourish Campaign, the joint effort is a partnership between the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation, Municipality of Trent Hills and the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation. Following its regular cabinet meeting today the Flourish Committee, also announced a goal to raise $7 million over the next five years, towards health and wellness projects that will benefit the entire Trent Hills community. Each partner in the Flourish Campaign is bringing projects to the partnership that will benefit the community in the short term and for generations to come. The Flourish Campaign is about one community, three initiatives, three lasting outcomes and something for everyone.

To continue to provide the best possible health care services close to home the Campbellford Memorial Hospital must upgrade or acquire new essential equipment for cancer diagnostics, laboratory diagnostics, and patient care areas. As part of the Flourish Campaign, the CMH Foundation is hoping to raise $4 million for the purchase of high priority medical equipment, including a new digital mammography unit, anesthetic machine, microscopes and a portable X-ray machine. “At Campbellford Memorial Hospital we value excellence,” said John Russell, Executive Director of Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Excellence includes a commitment to maintaining the best equipment and facilities that we can possibly afford for the benefit of our patients.”

The Municipality of Trent Hills’ initiative includes the construction of a new recreation centre in Campbellford, an accessible single storey addition to the Warkworth Arena and heated field house in Hastings. “Each community needs a place to gather, to act and feel like a community, to remind itself of why it is a community,” said Mike Rutter, CAO of the Municipality of Trent Hills. Following the Community Recreation and Wellness Centre Feasibility Study, the Municipality is now in a position to plan and construct these three facilities to provide for sports, fitness programs and community meeting places for groups, clubs and organizations. The Municipality is hoping to raise $1 million during the Flourish Campaign.

The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation is committed to building a strong and vibrant community for all, by funding many charitable initiatives in the area. Their reach is vast and varied, supporting grants in the sectors of arts, culture, education, youth, recreation, environment, health, social services and community development. “The Foundation is not just about raising money for the community,” shared Martha Murphy, Executive Director for the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation. “It is about investing in the community and being committed to raising community spirit and awareness.” The CSCF is hoping to raise $2 million through the Flourish Campaign to not only support the Foundations’ commitment to building community capacity in Campbellford/Seymour, but to also create two new Smart and Caring Community Funds for Warkworth and Hastings.

Today’s launch identifies the Flourish web site, www.flourishcampaign.ca as a way our communities can find out more about the campaign and track its progress toward the $7 million dollar fundraising goal. Community wellness needs your support; Flourish can help you do that.