Campaign reaches goal and contributes to positive change at Saan Pen
The 2016 fundraising campaign asked donors to to think about residents of the Sannich Peninsula Hospital’s Residential Care Unit. The goal of the campaign was to raise $2 million to support new art, music and horticulture therapy programs, revitalize the Library and provide personalized equipment for each resident in our Care Unit to continue enjoying the passions they love. As Paul Hames, Board President of the Foundation, says: “It is our hospital, but it is their home.”
Donors were again extremely generous and we are delighted to announce that $2,014,634 was raised in total. The results of the campaign can already be seen within the hospital and out in the community. Therapy programs such as a ‘Love and Comfort’ program using dolls and robotic animals have been a success with staff noting positive effects for residents. There has been a music therapy program implemented as well as art therapy in conjunction with McTavish Academy of Arts. The improvements to the garden at Saan Pen have allowed more residents to take part in gardening programs.
We continue to be extremely grateful to our supportive community and value all your contributions and support for our hospital.