Mapleton youth continues campaign to provide stuffies to local hospital

MOOREFIELD – “Roz” Campbell from Ross Enterprises Ltd. in Moorefield, is once again selling pumpkins to raise money to buy stuffed animals for the local hospital.

It all started with a penguin. 

In 2019 Rosslyn (Roz) Campbell found herself in the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction.

“While waiting for the doctor to give us our next steps, a very kind nurse at the Palmerston and District Hospital came to our room with a stuffed penguin,” said Rosslyn’s mother, Claire Ross-Campbell. 

“Rosslyn who was three at the time, snuggled that penguin and it made her feel so safe and special.”

Roz with some local nurses and some donated stuffies.


Roz, her grandfather Buck Ross and great uncle Pat Brewster planted their own pumpkin patch.

They ended up with so many pumpkins they decided to sell some to neighbours, friends and family. 

“When the season was over, she counted her hard earned money and made the admirable decision to buy stuffed animals for our local hospital,” Claire explained.

“Rosslyn says she wants kids to have a friend if they are hurt.”