The Hawkesbury & District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation has announced its first fundraiser of 2017 – it’s called BAILOUT!
Several leaders of the community of Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill will be “arrested” on Wednesday, February 15. These will include Dr. Jean Fairfield, arrested for “roller blading in the North wing and stealing jelly beans from the nurses,” and Mr. Pierre-Luc Byham, Executive Director of the HGH Foundation, arrested on the streets of Hawkesbury for “playing Pokémon Go during work hours.” Individual bail will be set at $1,000.00. In a press release published by the HGH, Pierre-Luc Byham, Executive Director of the Foundation, explains how it works: “This type of fundraising event has been around for years. The concept is simple: leaders of the community are ‘arrested’ and must raise their bail money by contacting their network of friends and family members to donate money to a charity.”
All donations received will be directed toward the HGH Foundation’s ACCESS 2018 campaign to purchase an MRI and CT-scanner for the hospital in 2018.
The “jailhouse” will located upstairs at Your Independent Grocer on Highway 17 in Hawkesbury from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Donations can be made in person at the jailhouse, at the Foundation’s office located at 175 Main St. West, and online at For more information, follow HGH Foundation on Facebook.