Denim and Diamonds shines at the NAV Centre

Nick Seebruch
Denim and Diamonds shines at the NAV Centre
Volunteers Carol Bennet Bray

CORNWALL, Ontario – On June 11, the Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation held its fourth annual Denim and Diamonds dinner at the NAV Centre.

“Every year we throw the best patio party of the summer,” said Allan Wilson, the Chair of the Foundations Board of Directors. “And every year we raise money to help the Cornwall Hospital better serve the community.”

The Denim and Diamonds dinner is the signature social event for the Foundation.

“Local businesses are the backbone of every charity,” Foundation Treasurer Dale McSween said. “Events like these help raise awareness for the Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation and the work it does.”

This year, money raised from the dinner will be used to help fund the construction of a new addiction and mental health centre on the corner of McConnell and Ninth Street.

McSween hoped to raise $60,000 from this year’s dinner and said that the Foundation would contribute $1 million to the new centre over three years.

Attendees to the event had the opportunity to bid on a variety of prizes in the silent auction, including tickets to UFC Fight Night at TD Place, Red Blacks tickets and a Budweiser toolbox cooler.

The jewel of the prizes on offer at the Denim and Diamonds dinner was a diamond ring valued at $5, 200 sponsored by Pommier Jewellers, the NAV Centre and Rogers Marina.

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