On behalf of all the members of Bethanys Hope Foundation I would like to recognize and thank all the participants for their very generous support of our annual Charity Dinner! Finally, we were “together again” with over 300 incredible Guests to celebrate “The Party” at the beautiful London Hunt & Country Club on Friday, October 28th, 2022.
Because of these generous folks this celebration with our amazing MC Jon Munn, the energy of the very talented Layne -The Auctionista, the incredible music of Paul Zubot & Friends, the words of PEI’s own Chef Michael Smith and the creations of Chef Michael Stark from the London Hunt Club, “The Party” was truly “another incredible night” for our Foundation!! We are sending a very BIG Thank-You to all those that Sponsored, Donated, Volunteered and supported “The Party” after 2 years of pandemic delays.
A special thank you to our very generous Presenting Sponsors, Mr. Tony Marsman and the Team from Rembrandt Homes, as well as Mr. Shmuel Farhi & family of Farhi Holding Corporation. We are very grateful for our Platinum Sponsor at Oxford Dodge Chrysler as well as the wonderful Gold Sponsors from Ford Keast, Melchers Construction, C & V Income Tax Services, and Sloan Stone Design. Our generous Silver Sponsors included OnX Enterprise Solutions and our friends at the @ Print Corp. Other special evening Sponsors joined us from Gordon’s Gold Jewellers, Oakridge Animal Clinic, Brouwer Plumbing, Auburn Developments, Alfa Romeo and Maserati of London – just to mention a few! We were thrilled to welcome back Chef Justin Wolfe of the Wolfe Pack Company Bar & Chef Dave Lamers from Taverna as hosts for an amazing Cocktail Hour supported musically by an old friend of the Foundation, Sarina Haggarty. This cornerstone annual fundraising event would not be possible without you. We are so grateful.
A huge thank you to our evening Keynote Speaker, Chef Michael Smith and his Team, who once again travelled all the way from the Inn at Bay Fortune, PEI to help us celebrate being together … once again!
We were deeply honoured to have welcomed very special guests: the many family and friends of Sharon & Wayne Kay from Sunderland, ON to share their very moving MLD journey with their granddaughter Ella and her Mom & Dad, Melissa & Wes Andrews. (https://vimeo.com/333012397)
Thanks to our nine wonderful Corporate Donors, eleven Program Sponsors, over two hundred Fund-a-Need Donors, more than eighty local Business-Auction partners and of course the amazing Team at the London Hunt & Country Club we raised over $130,000.00 for MLD Research. It takes many hearts and hands to make an event such as this a success. We thank them for their compassion; their kindness will long be remembered. Together we continue to give hope to the children suffering & the families struggling with the tragedy of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). Funds raised from this amazing evening will help establish a future Clinical Trial, conducted through “Bethanys Hope Leukodystrophy Research Laboratory”!
We are now looking forward to 2023. Another great evening with our friends at the beautiful
London Hunt & Country Club! Please save the date: Friday, October 20th, 2023 !!
Lindey McIntyre, MSC