Community groups donate to CT Scanner Campaign


by Lynne Clifford-Ward

Kristy Carriere, Coordinator, Kemptville District Hospital Foundation, was delighted to recently welcome visitors to the office who were bearing gifts. Representatives from the Bishop’s Mills Women Involved and the Kemptville Men’s Choir brought donations from their two respective events – a “non-auction” and a Christmas concert. These donations will help the Foundation move towards the $2.2 million goal to purchase the CT Scanner for the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH).

Bishop’s Mills Women Involved member, Jeanne Lambert, explained that the group, presently with 10 members, has been around since 1985. It holds monthly meetings and helps build community in a variety of ways including a charity auction which has been held each December for decades. During the pandemic lockdowns, the group hosted a “non-auction” where members could make a financial donation rather than bring food or items for sale. From this effort, they chose to donate $419 to the CT Scanner Campaign. Jeanne, an RN, said, “the women all agreed that we will need – or have already needed – a CT Scanner closer to home.”

Jeanne Lambert presents a cheque to Kristy Carriere, KDH Foundation Coordinator.

In a conversation with Chris Morgan, organizer of the Kemptville Men’s Choir, he explained that when his group considered where they would like to make a charitable donation, the need for a CT Scanner stood out to them as an important benefit for the entire North Grenville community. 

Kristy Carriere receives a cheque from the Kemptville Men’s Choir Christmas Concert (l-r) Beverly McArthur, Choir Director, Kristy, and choir members, Chris Morgan, Howie Godwin and Don Krull.

“We are doing our little to help. Besides, we enjoyed performing (at the Christmas Concert) and it was a bonus to pass the basket around to the audience. We were surprised it brought in $1,025!”

Joanne Mavis, Foundation Executive Director, along with Kristy, were grateful to receive the donations. 

Mavis said, “this is the hospital’s current crossroad to bring the CT Scanner to Kemptville. It really is an urgently needed diagnostic tool. It will bring better and faster patient care closer to home and will support patients today and tomorrow, including your family, friends and yourself.”

For more information, stories and events about the Crossroads CT Scanner $2.2 Million Campaign, including how you can donate, see: The Crossroads Campaign (

For more information regarding Bishops Mills Women’s Women Involved please contact Jeanne: and/or the Kemptville Men’s Choir, contact Chris: 613-258-7559. Both groups welcome new members.


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