Campaign Co-Chairs Patti and Gordon Ley are very pleased to announce a $1,000,000 leadership gift to the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre donated by the Read Elliott Family Foundation, which has been established by Kym and Brian Read. In recognition of this substantial gift, the Hospice Care wing will be named the Read Elliott Family Foundation Hospice Care Wing.
Kym and Brian are residents of the Town of Cobourg and former owners of Horizon Plastics. They believe in giving back to their community and are generous supporters of the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, the Cobourg Community Centre and also leaders in supporting local youth with scholarships to aid with post secondary education through “Attitudes for Education” , The Clay Elliott Scholarship Foundation.
“Brian and I are very happy to be making this donation to the new Northumberland Hospice Care Centre”, said Kym Read. “With its innovative design and the integration of professional services this Centre will bring comfort and dignity to the sick and dying. It will also be a wonderful facility for families to be together, in a supportive environment, during such challenging times. We would like to thank Community Care Northumberland for bringing this Centre to Northumberland.”
“Gordon and I are overwhelmed by this very generous gift from Kym and Brian” states Patti Ley. “When meeting with them it was very clear they quickly understood the need for our community to have a Centre of this kind where families and their loved ones are supported with exceptional end of life care.”
“To receive a commitment of this magnitude in the early stages of our project is incredibly exciting,” said Trish Baird, Executive Director of Community Care Northumberland. “Our organization is very appreciative of Kym and Brian’s involvement in our Hospice Care Centre and this commitment brings us one step closer to our building becoming a reality.”
The Northumberland Hospice Care Centre will provide hospice palliative care 24 hours a day seven days a week at no cost to clients. The Centre will be located on Ontario Street north of Hwy 401 in Hamilton Township and will build upon the continuing development in the province of hospice hubs model of care, a Centre of excellence in hospice palliative care, grief and bereavement support.
Exciting announcements are forthcoming at the public capital campaign launch scheduled for 11 am on June 5th at the Baltimore Community Centre. These will include; campaign achievements to date, updated building design and building timelines.