Farmers’ Mutual presentation to Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation
Left to right: Lionel Roach, foundation member; George Coady, Farmers’ Mututal agent for Margaree and area; Charlie LeBlanc, foundation member; Dauphine Aucoin, foundation treasurer; Sid Taylor, Farmers’ Mutual board president; Joe Muise, foundation president; Bessie Lelievre, foundation secretary; Bill Chisholm, Farmers’ Mutual manager; Anastasie Crowdis, Farmers’ Mutual agent for Cheticamp and area; and Elias Larade, Farmers’ Mutual agent for Chéticamp and area.
On Thursday, June 19th, representatives from Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance were in Cheticamp to present their first installment of a $20,000.00 pledge to some very appreciative board members of the Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation.
The Foundation is in the process of fund-raising to cover their share of the cost to replace the radiology (xray) machine at Sacred Heart Hospital. The foundation’s share to replace the radiology equipment will be $110,000 so this donation came at a very opportune time.
That same day, Sid Taylor, Farmers’ Mutual board president, and Bill Chisholm, manager of Farmers’ Mutual, were also in Inverness to make another presentation, a first installment ($4,000) of a five year $20,000 pledge to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation.
“Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual has a history of donating to medical institutions in the area that we service,” Taylor told The Oran.