The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation has a new Honourary Chair for the 2017-18 Light the Way Campaign.
Foundation Executive Director Sally Kidson says Saugeen Shores businessperson Mike Mowbray of Canadian Tire has agreed to take on the task of helping to raise $150,000 for new equipment for the hospital.
“Mr. Mowbray has been an integral part of the business scene in Port Elgin for 11 years as owner of the Canadian Tire store and the entire Mowbray family is known for its volunteer and charitable work in the community. We are thrilled that he is this year’s Light the Way Honourary Chair,” said Kidson.
Mowbray, in accepting the Honourary Chair position, says he has confidence the community will step up to help out this worthy cause again this year.
“We want to make a difference for local health care. We’re getting the renovations and expansion at the Southampton Hospital site and we need to make sure we have state-of-the-art equipment in the facility.” stated Mowbray.
Mr. Mowbray says he followed last year’s Light the Way Campaign very closely and was very impressed how the community came together to raise the money to reach its goal.
The Mowbray’s are no strangers to “helping local people.”
Mike, along with spouse Eleanor and children Candace, Max and Zach continue to be involved in the community.
Through Canadian Tire, they are involved with Saugeen Shores school programs, for which they received the Award of Excellence from the Bluewater District School Board.
Foundation Chair Jim Barbour says work on this year’s campaign has been going on for some time now and he looks forward to a successful campaign that will benefit everyone.
The Light the Way Campaign officially begins on Sunday, November 12 at 3pm – in conjunction with the Fairy Tale Ball Hospital Fundraiser being held at Lakeshore Recreation Centre.