Ferus donates to Hospital Foundation

first_img “I think it’s great for a company to make inroads like this into the community, in addition to the donation they made to the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts,” said Earl. “This is huge for us and we certainly appreciate them doing it.”He said while the money hasn’t yet been earmarked for the purchase of a specific piece of equipment, there has been some discussion amongst the foundation’s board about acquiring a Triple-Channel intravenous infusion pump, which can be used to replace body fluids and/or administer drugs. Representatives from Ferus Inc. were at the Dawson Creek and District Hospital this morning to present members of the Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $10,000 towards the foundation’s “ Extreme Maternity Makeover” campaign.“The communities we operate in are important to our success,” said Dick Brown, president and CEO of Ferus. “We saw this as a positive opportunity to help out in an area that needs help.”Construction started last year on a plant to produce 200 tonnes per day of liquid nitrogen, which is used for stimulating the production of natural gas wells. However, earlier this year Ferus announced it was doubling that capacity to 400 tonnes per day by building a second facility, for a total investment worth about $55 million. The first plant is expected to be operational by the beginning of October, while the  second plant should come online early next year.- Advertisement -The donation this morning wasn’t the first made by the company in Dawson Creek, as last year Ferus announced a $75,000 contribution towards construction of the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts.“We continue to look for opportunities to help out,” said Brown.For the Hospital Foundation, the donation represents a significant step forward in its goal to raise approximately $600,000 to completely renovate the hospital’s maternity ward and outfit it with new equipment to care for the community’s mothers and newborns, said Jerimy Earl, the foundation’s communications and events coordinator.Advertisementlast_img read more

Donegal’s sport stars show support for brave Paul

first_imgA host of Donegal’s leading sport stars have shown their support for a local man left hospitalized following a freak accident in the summer. Paul Holihan, 39, was badly injured following the accident a number of months ago – and has been in hospital ever since.Family and friends have organised a number of successful fundraising initiatives so far – and set up a recovery fund in an effort to raise money for his rehabilitation. Donegal stars Michael Murphy, boxing sensation Jason Quigley, jockey Martin Harley and a host of rally stars will feature in a ‘Night with the Stars’ event which will take place this weekend at The Clanree Hotel.With a host of superb prizes up for grabs a massive crowd is expected to attend this event in aid of the hugely popular Ballyare man, who was well-known and hugely popular all around Donegal.Martin Harley has donated a pair of breeches signed by Frankie Dettori after a big win last weekend as well as a pair of his own breeches signed by 35 of the world’s top jockeys.Martin, based in Newmarket in England but originally from Trentagh, has known Paul for years. Wonderful raffle and auction prizes on the night include: A trip to Dubai, a pair of Jason Quigley boxing gloves, a signed Donegal jersey, a trip to see the mighty Glasgow Celtic, a trip to any Premiership team of your choice and a one year family gym membership.Entry fee is just €10 pay at the door.Donegal’s sport stars show support for brave Paul was last modified: October 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJasn QuigleyPaul HolihanSportStarslast_img read more