On Wednesday, October 23rd the Parrott family attended the Clinton Public Hospital to present the CPH Foundation with a $5000 cheque in memory of their father Dr. Harry Parrott.
Dr. Parrott’s son, Craig explained to the Foundation, “There are three reasons our family wanted to make this donation. Firstly, we know that Donna had been very involved in keeping this hospital in the community years ago. Secondly, we know that Ian works directly with the Foundation through Legends Day at Clinton Raceway to fundraise for the hospital. But more importantly, is how important this hospital became to Dad. In fact, he wanted to come here to die…there was no question. Because of the care and the nurturing he received, he just felt so comfortable here. Every time he was here, he knew that he would get the best possible care. So, we are really delighted to make this donation to the Foundation today.”
The donation from the Parrott family will be used towards the accessible shower room on the in-patient unit at the hospital. This project was also funded by proceeds from both Legends Day at Clinton Raceway in June and more recently the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon, which took place October 19th. This year’s Legends Day raised $50,691 toward the project, while preliminary numbers from the CKNX Radiothon show that more than $27,000 has been received in donations.
The Clinton Public Hospital Foundation is truly grateful to the Parrott family for making this very generous donation in memory of Dr. Parrott. This is such a wonderful way to honour their father’s memory and to ensure that our hospital has the necessary equipment for future patients at CPH.
Photo (Left to Right): Ian Fleming (Clinton Raceway Inc), Linda Dunford (CPH Foundation Director), Jane Groves (CPH Foundation Director), Donna Wood-Parrott, Darren Stevenson (CPH Foundation Chair), Nancy Hawkins, Sharron Parrott, Craig Parrott, Lori Ripley and Steve Brown (CPH Foundation Treasurer)