CARING. Close to Home

Thank you for joining us for our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

CARING. Close to Home

Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

We are thrilled to welcome you to our 2020 virtual Gala. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the following video, created to thank you for joining us and to demonstrate the important difference your support makes.

All proceeds raised through our CARING. Close to Home Gala, including the sale of Celebration Packages, our Online Auction, Fund Me, and our "Love Your Home" Raffle will support the renovations required in our Diagnostic Imaging Department to accommodate two new digital x-rays, a project totalling $300,000.

Online Auction

If you’ve attended one of our past Galas, you know that one of the highlights of the evening and a key fundraising activity is the Silent Auction. Realizing the economic hardships the pandemic has caused for many local businesses, we did not want to organize a silent auction to the extent we have in the past. We are grateful and excited to share, however, that several businesses stepped forward to offer their support and our online auction is officially open! Place your bid between now and December 3 at 2:00p.m.

Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to this auction (scroll down to see the full list)!

Please note: Our Online Auction is being hosted by Givergy and any electronic communications related to it (i.e. registering to bid, confirmation of bid placed) will be send directly via email from Givergy. If you are participating in our Online Auction, please keep an eye on your junk inbox in case any of these are blocked by your security filters.

Fund Me

If you’re interested in making a pledge towards Fund Me, you can use the insert found in your Celebration Package, or can do so by clicking here and selecting “Gala Fund Me” as your donation Designation.

The Fund Me portion of our annual event is always an exciting and heartwarming time during the Gala, with generous supporters flooding the floor to live pledge donations in support of this auction, and we’re hoping for just as much of a show of support virtually! Our Fund Me goal this year is to raise $100,000 and we are well on our way to meeting this goal thanks to early support shown from Fund Me 2020 participants.

If you’re a 2020 Fund Me contributor, please send a picture of yourself to so we can include it in our Facebook album after the Gala.

Share Your Photos with #CARINGCLOSE2HOME

Though we can’t be physically together tonight, we still want to see you! Please share your photos throughout the evening using #CARINGCLOSE2HOME  or send them directly to us to share on our social channels at! Want to see how others are celebrating? We'll be live sharing photos this evening to our Facebook and Instagram stories and will post a full album on our Facebook page on Monday!

"Love Your Home" Raffle

Congratulations to Glenn Finlay, the winner of our "Love Your Home" Raffle, exclusively sponsored by Home Hardware Building Centres in Port Hope, Cobourg, and Newcastle!

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Thank Yous

We have a lot of people to thank for the success of this year's virtual Gala, and we want to start with you! Your ongoing support means the world to us.

We also of course could not have pulled this off without our incredible Gala Cabinet and volunteers, who generously gave their time to help us adapt to today's reality and host an event that stays true to the spirit of our Annual Fundraising Gala, raising critical funds to support our local hospital.

Finally, we want to thank all of the businesses and individuals who supported this event, whether as a sponsor, or contributor to our Celebration Packages or Online Auction. We feel so lucky to have the support of so many amazing businesses and to have you all standing beside us.

Platinum Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors 

Silver Sponsors 

Spirit Sponsors

  • Dalren Ltd.
  • Lauria Hyundai
  • Karen Chalovich Investment Group - BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Scotiabank
  • Part Time CFO Services LLP - Perspective Financial Management for NFPs

Contributors to our Celebration Packages

  • Jayne’s Gourmet Catering
  • John Ebbrell
  • Holton Flowers
  • Watershed Magazine
  • Roda's Kitchen
  • The Spry Family

Contributors to our Online Auction

  • Artist Paul Bailey
  • Baxter Creek Golf Club
  • Bell Canada
  • Betsy Miller
  • binbrothers
  • BoHome Design By Cara
  • CAA Cobourg
  • Chantelle Watt Photography
  • Cobourg Creek Golf Course
  • Cobourg Paint & Wallpaper
  • Cobourg Professional Firefighter Association Local 1732
  • Cressman Tree Maintenance and Landscaping Ltd.
  • Crooked Creek Garden Centre
  • Dalewood Golf Club
  • David Piccini
  • Ganaraska Art & Framing
  • Holton Flowers
  • Ian Bowen - Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage
  • Jamie Heffernan
  • Justin’s Pet Store
  • Kareri Inc.
  • Kathryn McHolm
  • Lakeridge Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.
  • Michelle Mason, RMT
  • Midtown Animal Hospital
  • Northumberland Tirecraft
  • Nourish Boutique Spa
  • Port Hope Health Centre
  • Stephen Gillberry
  • Studio 100
  • The Painted Tree
  • Therese Brennan-Hunt
  • Timber Ridge Golf Club