CORNWALL, Ontario – In honour of her brother, a SigmaPoint employee got everyone at work on board, last year, to raise funds for a very worthy cause.
It’s a cause near and dear to Sue McMurray’s heart, after recently losing her brother, who passed in a hospice facility in northern Ontario.
“I felt it was a very good cause,” she said. “There are a lot of people (at SigmaPoint) that have a connection to hospice.”
No kidding. The local firm banded together to raise $20,001 for hospice this year.
Throughout the year McMurray and a team of six co-workers organized a number of fundraising events. These included: Heart for Hospice, in February; Dance for Hospice at the ANAF, in April; Spring for Hospice raffle, in May; Canvassing campaign at Lancaster Park Outdoor Resort, in September; a book sale in October; as well as a raffle for hand-made chess set and table by Maurice Marin; a Halloween BBQ; and the Angels for Hospice Raffle.
Not to mention all the private donations throughout the year.
“The employees were very happy to participate, said Wendy Pilon, “There was full participation from the three shifts.”
McMurray acknowledged her organizing team, Barbara Lyons, Wendy Pilon, Suzanne Bilodeau – Brownell, Ann McDougall, Natalie Drennan, Natasha Mayer, for their contribution.
“We’re just thrilled at the support by SigmaPoint over the year,” said Sandy Collette, fundraising coordinator Carfor Hospice Cornwall. “We encourage other companies to jump on board and do the same.”
Funds will go directly to Hospice’s operational budget.