Leslie Motors pledges $100,000 to hospital MRI campaign

PALMERSTON – The Palmerston and District (PDH) Hospital Foundation’s MRI+ Campaign has received a $100,000 pledge from area business, Leslie Motors.

The pledge will be spread out over five years, with the Foundation receiving an annual payment of $20,000, notes a Feb. 12 press release announcing the donation. 

“Leslie Motors is one of the few remaining, truly family owned and operated dealerships, with locations in Harriston, Walkerton and Wingham. They consider growing communities as fundamental as growing their business,” the release states.

“Investing in a new MRI machine is not just about acquiring a piece of equipment, it’s about securing the future of healthcare in our rural community.  Having an MRI will improve patient care, help to attract physicians, and enhance diagnostics and treatment planning.”  

Hospital officials point out pledging is a simple and convenient way to contribute to the MRI+ Campaign.  A pledge is a promise to donate a set dollar amount over a certain period of time.  Making a commitment to donate over the course of the campaign is a way to make a large donation more manageable.  

“We are so grateful to Leslie Motors for making this pledge.  We continue to be amazed by our generous local businesses.  Their support for our hospital, and our MRI+ Campaign, helps to keep quality healthcare close to home,” said PDH foundation development officer Dale Franklin.

Donation information

Anyone who would like more information about the MRI+ Campaign, or who would like to make a donation or pledge, should visit pdhfoundation.ca or call the foundation office at 519-343-2030 ext. 87701.