Community Fund Campaign total announced at the annual Achievement Breakfast

photos by Jay Robinson

The proof the 2017 United Way Community Fundraising campaign was successful is in the paddles.

Northumberland United Way supporters, officials, politicians, staff, volunteers and contributors were on hand in the ballroom of the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre Thursday morning when the grand total  $834,078 was cleverly displayed on paddle blades. This announcement was made at United Way’s annual Campaign Achievement Breakfast, a celebration that recognizes the support and generosity of the community.

“Today, we celebrate the community’s collective achievement in reaching this goal,” said Heather Norris, CEO, United Way. “This success is the result of our committed donors, volunteers and staff who act as educators, advocates and leaders for our campaign.”

Northumberland United Way is committed to raising as much money as possible to support local programs and services that improve the lives of those living in our community. The United Way campaign is the largest annual community fundraising effort, helping thousands of people. All dollars raised for the Community Fund remain in the community and are invested in Northumberland County.

From left: Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson and MPP Lou Rinaldi chat during the annual Northumberland United Way Campaign Appreciation Breakfast in Cobourg.

“Every donation magnified by the gifts of others, has the power to bring about real change in our community,” added Heather.

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