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“A Gift from the Heart”

$10,000 Donation to ‘Angels of Care’ Christmas Campaign



Simcoe, ON – The true spirit of the holiday season shone brightly through on the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation’s Angels of Care Christmas Tree Campaign with a generous gift of $10,000 from the Vittoria and District Foundation.

The donation will go towards the purchase of a mobile critical care ultrasound which will be used in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. “This is something we really wanted to do as a Foundation,” said Linda Vancso, Vittoria and District Foundation representative. “When the hospital announced that the Christmas campaign was to raise funds for this vital piece of point of care equipment, the Vittoria and District Foundation quickly opened its’ pocket book. This equipment is appreciated by our community, greatly needed by the physicians and readily available for patient care right at the bedside,” said Linda.

Over the past decade, the Vittoria and District Foundation have been proud supporters of the hospital, contributing over $100,000 to various campaigns including a $50,000 donation to the Family Fund Expansion Campaign. With this generous donation, The Vittoria and District Foundation will move from the Benefactor Wall, to the Hospital Foundation’s Founder Wall.

“We are very fortunate to have such a great group of community minded individuals supporting our hospital,” said Kelly Isfan, NGH President and CEO.

With 300 members strong, The Vittoria and District Foundation’s mandate is to help provide and maintain facilities and programs that enhance the quality of life of residents living in Norfolk County.

Through their Booster Committee, funds are raised annually during a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. “Last year we raised over $30, 000,” said Linda,” who extends an invitation to the community to enjoy this year’s dinner coming up March 17, at the Vittoria Community Centre.

“We hope to share a complete summary of the Hospital Foundation’s Holiday Christmas campaign later this month with our generous community” said Jason Harnett, NGH Communications Development Officer.

Thank you very much to the Vittoria and District Foundation! If your club or service group would like to learn how you can support the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, please call 519-426-0130 Ext.2456 or visit our website at .





For more information, please contact:


Jason Harnett

Communication Development Officer

Norfolk General Hospital & Foundation

519-426-0130 Ext. 6977


Linda Vancso

Vittoria and District Foundation

(519) 428-9261

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