Trim the Tree Raises $3600 for Local Health Care


The Deep River and District Hospital is excited to share that this year’s Trim the Tree fundraiser was an incredible success, with over $3,600 raised! A large thanks goes out to all supporters and donors who made the fundraiser happen, and for the incredible generosity and Christmas spirit of giving in our community.

The Trim the Tree fundraiser recognizes donations by community members through coloured ornaments that decorate the Town of Deep River’s Christmas tree, located at Town Hall. Funds raised from Trim the Tree this year will go towards launching the upcoming Long-Term Care Development Fundraising Campaign to support the development of a new 96-bed long-term care home onsite at the health campus.

On December 4, a Trim the Tree booth was part of the Town of Deep River’s Outdoor Christmas Market. Throughout the day, the Christmas tree at Town Hall was adorned with ornaments purchased through donations by members of our community. With each ornament came a tribute tag individualized to recognize a loved one, friend, or a health care team member.

“COVID-19 has made hosting in-person fundraising events a challenge,” said Janna Hotson, President and CEO of the Deep River and District Hospital, “however, the pandemic has also helped us all to recognize the importance of local healthcare, and how critical support from our community is to maintain care close to home. The funds raised through initiatives such as Trim the Tree are critical to this, so thank you to each and every person who donated towards an ornament to help our organization to continue providing excellent, compassionate health care for our community”.

The Deep River and District Hospital would like to extend their thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and community partners whose support made this event a success. A special thanks also goes out to James J. Hickey Realty for being the event sponsor, to the Whistle Stop and the Hospital’s Gift Shop for accepting donations leading up to the event, to Jan’s Valu-Mart for hosting a volunteer table, as well as to the Town of Deep River for including us in the weekend’s festivities.

 Trim the Tree December 4, 2021

The annual Trim the Tree fundraiser to benefit the Deep River and District Hospital took place on December 4 this year at Town Hall. Amber Cox and Daelin Lazenby are shown here accepting donations at the Outdoor Christmas Market and displaying ornaments on a smaller tree before they were moved over to the Town of Deep River’s Christmas tree in time for the tree lighting event later that same evening.