A milestone birthday present and donation by the Bruce Shriner Club were given to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) last week.
Instead of gifts for his 60th birthday, Southampton resident Hardy Henry asked for donations for the local hospital foundation and his friends and family obliged to the total of over $1,000 which he donated to Thursday, Nov. 21.
Hospital Foundation Executive Director Tracy Murray says these kind of donations are truly amazing.
"We have lots of great residents in Saugeen Shores from little kids who do their lemonade stands in the summer to people like Hardy, who think of the community and the hospital on their special occasions, like on their birthday."
A $500 donations was present on Wednesday, November 20 by the Bruce Shriner's Club during their philanthropic tour, where they gave funds to eight area Hospitals and Hospices.
Chuck Stucky President of the Bruce Shiner Club who're apart of the Mocha Temple in London traveled from Jessica’s House in Exeter to South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Walkerton/Kincardine, Hanover District Hospital, Huron Shores Hospice - Tiverton, Chapman House - Owen Sound and Saugeen Memorial Hospital spreading $4,000 equally between.
"It’s local people who support us and we like to give back," says Stucky.
The Bruce Shriner's Club also donated to the Shriner's Hospital in Montreal through recent fundraising initiatives.