By Cecilia Nasmith
Just two months into its fiscal year, the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation has already raised almost $700,000 toward the $2.3-million it has budgeted to raise for the hospital in 2018-2019.
The news came in a report submitted by foundation chair Tyler Hathway, which also gave some details about a very busy June – starting with the June 4 Northumberland's Biggest Coffee Morning. Though all the figures are not yet in, organizers expect this annual celebration to raise $25,000.
The June 27 Wine and Ale In the Park is officially sold out, with 290 guests expected.
The annual Father-Daughter Ball on June 22 is also sold out. It will be held at the Lions Centre in Cobourg, and the grand father-daughter arrivals can be seen starting at about 4 p.m.
And on June 19, the foundation has its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at the hospital.
Looking ahead, their second annual Colour Run is scheduled for July 27, with participants choosing from one-, three- and five-km. routes. Last year's Colour Run attracted more than 200 participants and raised more than $5,000.