Do Good Divas charity group raises more healthcare money with hundreds of handbags

November 1, 2017 QUEEN'S PARK -- Today in a Members Statement, MPP Percy Hatfield gave a shout out to a local charity group to highlight their most recent fundraiser for improvements to local healthcare.

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The full statement is below:

Mr. Percy Hatfield: "Speaker, I may be in a bit of a conflict here, but I want to give a big shout-out today to a charity group in my riding, the Do Good Divas. They’ve been raising money for improvements to our local health care for the past 11 years. They’ve raised more than half a million dollars.

We had another fundraiser last week. It was Diva’s Delight: A Girls’ Night Out in Handbag Heaven. The theme this year was a continuation of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. Hundreds of purses were available on the silent auction tables, and those donated by Canadian singers, writers, actors and athletes went in to a live auction.

The talented member from Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound travelled all the way down to Windsor to be our guest auctioneer. He has volunteered his time to the Divas for the past several years, and we thank him for his generosity.

The money raised this year will pay for a patient lounge at the Ouellette campus of Windsor Regional Hospital and will also fund a new patient lounge and kitchen for the birthing centre at the Met campus, and the Do Good Divas are buying five sleeper chairs for the dads in the maternity rooms as well.

The annual event attracts 1,000 women and a few good men, and a good time is had by all. So thank you to Gale, Lindsay, Vicki and all the Do Good Divas for everything you do to make our community a better and a healthier place to be."