Langley, BC – On February 29, the Coast Hotel ballroom at Cascades Casino will be transformed into a glamourous South Asian- inspired marketplace for Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s second annual Giving Hearts fundraising gala.
Honouring the health needs of our community elders, proceeds will help purchase new specialized wheelchairs and other mobility-enabling equipment urgently needed for use throughout Langley Memorial Hospital and long term care residences.
“This gala is an opportunity to help Langley Memorial Hospital get the funds it requires to meet the urgent care needs of the community,” says gala committee member Manjit Gill. “We’re eager to see how the community steps up at the gala and how much closer we can bring the Foundation to its fundraising goal.”
This glamorous event expects to welcome up to 300 guests – a significant increase in attendance from last year – with guests treated to a delicious South Asian-inspired dinner, live entertainment performances by Decibel, inspiring messages by guest speaker Harjinder Thind of Red FM and evening MC, Kamal Sharma of KVP Entertainers.
A unique Indian Marketplace will provide guests a unique opportunity to connect with , and purchase products and services from, local South Asian entrepreneurs . Over 100 silent auction items are also expected, featuring delights of everything from art to jewelry, to sports and entertainment, to fine dining.
There will also be a chance to win big in the raffle, including a trip for two to any WestJet destination.
“To see everyone enjoying themselves and to take an active role in helping to buy new medical equipment for Langley Memorial is a rewarding experience,” says Gill. “It’s an honour to be involved and I look forward to an unforgettable night.”
Last year’s event was a resounding success thanks to the generous donors and sponsors who helped bring in $200,000 — a substantial fundraising boost for Emergency Response, the campaign to build a new Emergency Department and MRI Suite at Langley Memorial Hospital. A big reason for the successful fundraising total was due to a surprise matching gift by event co-chair Manjit Gill and her husband Darcy.
About Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Brought to life in 1985 by the community who recognized a need, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation helps donors fulfil their wish to enable local health care improvements that support better health outcomes and benefit everyone in the community. This past year, in addition to fundraising for a new MRI Suite and Emergency Department, the Foundation has maintained its annual commitment to the hospital to help replace aged and out-of- date equipment, provide training opportunities for medical staff and ease the sometimes stressful patient experience with comfort items.
About the Urgent Equipment Need
While the staff worked hard with the resources they have, right now our hospital urgently requires new, modern equipment to provide the best care possible.
Langley Memorial has an urgent need to buy 50 new wheelchairs for use throughout the hospital and long term care residences. By funding wheelchairs designed to meet unique health needs, we can provide a simple solution to isolation and well- being. They will also provide mobility to elderly patients, improve recovery time and allow them to stay active, social and fulfilled.
For interviews about Giving Hearts Gala, Please contact: Balraj Mann, BM Group | Gala committee member balraj@BMGroupinternational.com
Manjit Gill, Cloverdale Fuel | Gala committee Member
For inquiries about the hospital or Foundation, please contact:
Terra Scheer, Communications | Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Terra.Scheer@fraserhealth.ca | Direct: 604.514.6188 Cell: 604.613.1943