Fedorki donates to Palliative Care at BGH





Terry Leeder, President and owner of Fedorki Performance Systems presents Wayne Blackwell, Chair of the 30-Hour Telethon Committee with a cheque for his winning bid on a piece of local art, displayed at BGH.  Rachel Legault, local artist and lead of the Canada 150 Project, looks on. 


February 20, 2018 – Fedorki Performance Systems donates local art to Brockville General Hospital as part of this year’s 30-Hour Palliative Care Telethon.
 
“Palliative care is a vital service in our community,” shared Terry Leeder, President and owner of Fedorki Performance Systems, a local industrial contractor. “This donation is one way which we can give back to the program and Hospital.”  Leeder purchased the artwork as part of this year’s annual 30-Hour Telethon auction. 
                                                                                                                                            
Nineteen area artists collaborated on the Canada 150 Project to highlight Canada’s sesquicentennial.  Rachel Legault, lead artist for the work, stated that, “It was a very enriching experience for us all to be able to give back to our community in our own little way!”  
 
Following the successful bid on the artwork, Leeder offered to donate to BGH, where it currently hangs at the Charles Street site cafeteria.
 
“I couldn’t be happier with this outcome,” shared Wayne Blackwell, who sits as Chair on the Telethon committee. “Fedorki and BGH both agreed that this incredible piece of art should remain at BGH where it can be enjoyed by the general public. Thank you to Fedorki and these talented artists for their generous donation to Palliative Care!”  
 
About the Canada 150 Project
In anticipation of this year’s Telethon, members from the Brockville Artists’ Studio donated a sizeable collage, which sits at 5x4' and is weighs approximately 35 lbs, includes 20 smaller, unique paintings. The piece celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary, through depicting scenes from across Leeds Grenville.
The art is on display in BGH’s Charles Street site cafeteria.  
 
About BGH’s Palliative Care Program
Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program is comprised of a highly specialized inter-professional team and volunteers who have received training in palliative care. The team provides services to patients in a variety of settings including an inpatient palliative care unit, acute care beds, emergency department, other health care facilities and in patients’ own homes.
 
About the 30-Hour Telethon
This year’s 30-Hour Telethon will air live on YourTV (Cable 10) on February 24-25. Join countless volunteers for this community fundraiser supporting a hospice palliative care service for clients and their families in 23 communities throughout Leeds & Grenville – at home, in Senior Residences, Long Term Care facilities and at the Brockville General Hospital. For more information, visit www.30hourtelethon.com.

Contact                                                                                                      
 
Abby McIntyre
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Brockville General Hospital
613-345-5649 ext. 1504
613-341-1202
mciab@bgh-on.ca