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Community Champions: Ops Ladies Auxiliary makes final gift to RMH

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August 23, 2023 - Since 1974, the volunteer members of the Ops Ladies Auxiliary offered their time to assist with events at the Ops Community Centre and Arena. From wedding and funeral receptions, fundraising dances and agriculture meetings, the volunteers helped to support the needs of the Ops community.

Just as the group was formed with the building of the Ops Community Centre, it is officially dissolving with the building’s recent demolition.

Today, longtime members of the Ops Ladies Auxiliary met at the Ross Memorial Hospital to present their final donation:  a $20,000 cheque to help fund the community’s new MRI and CT Scanners. RMH Foundation CEO Erin Coons accepted the gift from Marion Brumwell, Joan Magahay, Noreen Brasier and Anne Walker.

“It’s incredibly kind of the Ladies Auxiliary to mark this bittersweet milestone with a gift that benefits their entire community,” said Erin Coons. “For so many years, the Ops volunteers made their community better, through recreation and event support. Today, their generosity will touch lives through gold standard diagnostic imaging, which is an integral part of patients’ timely diagnosis and treatment. Patients of all ages throughout Kawartha Lakes will benefit from this gift. All of the members of the Ladies Auxiliary should be proud of what they accomplished together, today and over the past five decades.”

PHOTO: Marion Brumwell, Joan Magahay, Erin Coons, Noreen Brasier and Anne Walker at Ross Memorial Hospital