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Firefighters charity hockey game raises $4,500 for the
Wingham and District Hospital oncology department
Hockey fans in Wingham had the opportunity to watch firefighters from the North Huron and North Perth fire departments battle it out in a charity hockey game to raise funds for the Wingham and District Hospital oncology department on Saturday, Dec. 1.
“The big winner of the whole game is not the Wingham team or the Listowel team, it’s the oncology department for the hospital,” the chair of the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Ian Montgomery, said. “There is a high risk of cancer with firefighters. It’s a great thing the firefighters are doing to help the oncology department.”
A cheque for $4,509.53 was presented to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation. “It’s awesome to raise this amount in one night with a hockey game,” Montgomery said. “It’s great to see the community support the firemen. We’re very fortunate to have the dedication of the fire department.”
“A big thank you for all the support you give the foundations, both in Listowel and Wingham,” Montgomery said. “The government does a lot of good work [but they don’t] have the funding for [everything], so [more] needs to be raised locally — events like this certainly help.”
The game was a good-hearted fight to the finish with North Perth coming out on top with a 12-11 victory.
“It was a good game,” Brad Hodgkinson, captain of the Huron North Heatseekers, said. “There was great support from the community — from both communities, Listowel and Wingham. People came out, donated and supported a worthy cause.”
“Part of the reason we did this is one in five firefighters get cancer,” Jason Kregar, captain of (North Perth) Listowel Jets, said. “So, we’ll keep the money local.”
“Everybody we know has had somebody affected by cancer one way or another,” Hodgkinson said.
The firefighters thanked the fans who came out to cheer them on and the whole community who supported the event with donations, sponsorships, and by providing prizes for raffles.
(*originally appeared in Wingham Advance Times by Colin Burrowes)