The Judy Lannin Christmas Wish Tree tradition continues at WDMH


submitted by Jane Adams

Join us on December 14 for the Virtual Tree Lighting. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – despite COVID-19! The Judy Lannin Christmas Wish Tree provides a special way to honour or remember family and friends with a gift to the WDMH Foundation. Proceeds go to the Family Care Fund to help ensure that Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) can continue to provide compassionate, excellent health care – close to home.

“For those of us who make an in-memoriam gift, we are missing someone from our lives. But they are always there, in our hearts and in the back of our minds. For those of us who choose to make a gift in honour of someone, we are grateful to know you, and we value you more than you will know,” explains Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “We each have our own way of remembering, reflecting, showing appreciation, and caring. Thank you.”

Donors can donate online at, or call the Foundation office at 613-774-2422 ext. 6162. Names submitted with donations will be placed on ornaments and displayed on the trees.

Due to the COVID-19 screening process in WDMH’s front lobby, the giant tree is being replaced by smaller trees located on the mezzanine above the lobby. On Tuesday, December 14, at 5 pm, the WDMH Foundation will hold a virtual tree lighting ceremony. It will be live streamed on the WDMH Foundation Facebook page at

“We hope everyone can tune in from home to see the trees lit up and enjoy the entertainment,” adds Justine Plummer, Manager, Direct Mail & Events.

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Special thanks to the many sponsors of The Judy Lannin Christmas Wish Tree.


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