Nov. 06, 2018
London, Ontario – After a 35-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces, retired Master-Corporal Ed Duffney is finding new ways to give back to the profession that means so much to him. In retirement he is embracing a new mission as a volunteer and fundraiser for the needs of Veterans.
Ed, a resident of the Veterans Care Program at Parkwood Institute, sells t-shirts at $20 apiece to raise money for care and comfort equipment used by Veterans. So far he has raised $10,000 through his fundraising efforts, money that will be used to purchase items like ceiling lifts that help elderly residents get in and out of bed and comfortable furniture for family visiting rooms.
He is a motivated salesman known throughout Parkwood Institute and beyond for his dedication to the cause. “The Veterans need our help and I just want to make a difference,” he says.
Each t-shirt is designed and approved by Ed before they are pressed by a local print shop. The designs pay homage to the sacrifice soldiers make for the peace and prosperity of Canada.
“We are grateful and inspired by Mr. Duffney’s commitment to the Veterans we serve,” says Heather Tales, Director of the Veterans Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. “His dedication to raise awareness and fundraise for the program goes a long way to support the special comforts that transform a hospital into a home-like environment for our Veterans.”
Media are invited to interview Ed Duffney and Heather Tales to learn more about Ed’s fundraising campaign and how the proceeds will benefit residents of the Veterans Care Program.
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St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.