Smile Cookie Campaign raises $10,272 for PECMHF

ALL SMILES Tim Hortons announced that $10,272 was raised for the PECMHF from the 2021 Smile Cookie Campaign. Pictured at QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital from left: Briar Boyce, senior development officer with PECMHF; Paul Massey, owner of the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons; Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation and Corrina Hurlbert, a PSW student and former Tim Hortons employee. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette staff)




Tim Hortons announced last week how much was raised in the annual Smile Cookie Campaign for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF).

The amount raised locally from this years campaign is $10,272, topping the 2020 results by $3,000. To-date, this is the best Smile Cookie result that has been raised locally.

“This year’s campaign was a tremendous success again,” said Paul Massey, owner of the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the loyal support of our customers and the dedicated staff who worked hard to create those 10,365 smiles for our local hospital.”

The campaign ran for one week from September 13 to 19. Both the Picton and Wellington restaurants designated the proceeds of their $1 chocolate chunk cookie sales to the PECMH Foundation for the eighth consecutive year. Tim Hortons has supported the purchase of medical equipment needed at our County hospital for over 19 years.

“The relationship with have with the Massey Family is quite special,” expressed Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation. “The Massey family and Tim Hortons have been supporting our County hospital for over 19 years. This is nothing short of remarkable. Tim Hortons’ investment in local healthcare, is an investment in our community’s quality of life. This financial gift, made possible by all the customers who enjoyed cookies throughout the Smile Cookie campaign, will have an impact on our hospital and the care our patients receive.”

This year’s Smile Cookie campaign pushes Tim Hortons’ cumulative giving to $53,350.15.

“The Foundation’s job is to raise the funds needed to ensure our care providers and the hospital are equipped to provide the best care for our patients,” Barbara McConnell, chairperson of the PECMH Foundation stated. “The Foundation plays a critical role in providing funding for essential, specialized equipment. Donor dollars go a long way towards improving care for residents in our community who need treatment, close to home. Thank you to Paul, Valerie and to all of our amazing donors for their positive support of our hospital. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference in the care you and your family receives. We are blessed to live in this generous community, which ensures we have a vibrant hospital armed with the best medical equipment possible.”