CORNWALL – Following through on a campaign promise, Coun. Brock Frost visited Cornwall Hospice Tuesday afternoon to donate half his council salary to the facility.
The 10 bed end-of-life care building on Second Street West will receive $6,500.
The other half of Frost’s city salary – which is approximately $13,000 a year – will go to The Children’s Aid Society of SD&G.
Fundraising Coordinator Sandy Collette is extremely grateful for the donation.
“It’s $6,500 less that we have to go out there and pound the pavements for. Annually, we have to raise close to $600,000 in order to operate hospice. We receive a little over 50 per cent (funding) from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. It’s really important these larger donations as well as third-party events that we have,” said Collette.
Coun. Frost met with Collette to iron out the details of his donation before a formal cheque presentation.
Collette also put out an appeal for help at Hospice Cornwall. Anyone who can help is urged to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-932-3451.