Half a mil­lion raised at TCP Health Foun­da­tion Telethon

The Compass - - Sports - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Just over half a mil­lion dol­lars was raised by the end of the night at this year’s an­nual Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia Health Foun­da­tion Telethon.

The 28th an­nual event was held on Sun­day, Oct. 1 at Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts. By the end of the night, with all do­na­tions counted up, the Telethon had raised $534,842.

Serv­ing health care cen­tres and fa­cil­i­ties in sev­eral com­mu­ni­ties in­clud­ing Car­bon­ear, Pla­cen­tia, Whit­bourne, and Old Per­li­can, the foun­da­tion will use funds raised through the Telethon to help im­prove ser­vices of­fered at th­ese lo­ca­tions.

With ma­jor do­na­tions com­ing from Kelly’s Land­ing in Bay Roberts, who do­nated $28,000, and the Tom Hor­ton’s pro­gram, who do­nated $11,000, Don Coombs, Chief Devel­op­ment Of­fi­cer for the TCP Health Foun­da­tion told The Com­pass Mon­day that the do­na­tions were non­stop through­out the day.

“We got lots of big, big do­na­tions come through, and I think this was a pretty suc­cess­ful day for us,” said Coombs. “Now we’ve got to move for­ward, and put the money to good use.”

With money raised from the event, the TCP Health Foun­da­tion will be able to knock off sev­eral items from their equip­ment list.

The list in­cludes a blan­ket warm­ing cabi­net, and a Pyxis sup­ply sta­tion, a stor­age unit that gives staff ac­cess to sup­plies within the En­doscopy de­part­ment. Along­side this, the equip­ment list in­cludes a shower trol­ley, and Ul­tra­sound scan­ning stretcher.

The most ex­pen­sive item on the list still within the Foun­da­tion’s bud­get are 15 de­fib­ril­la­tor units, val­ued at $390,000, how­ever, the list also in­cludes a closed loop med­i­ca­tion de­liv­ery sys­tem for IV pumps, which would cost ap­prox­i­mately $600,000.

The TCP Health Foun­da­tion will still be ac­cept­ing any pledges that missed Sun­day night’s pro­duc­tion, and will ac­cept pay­ment at their of­fice.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

The Har­bour Grace Ocean En­ter­prises CeeBee Stars made a do­na­tion of $2,000.

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The Spa­niard’s Bay Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment showed up on Sun­day to do­nate $2,900.

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