November 28th, 2017 For Immediate Release
“2017 DOCS & DIAMONDS GALA SHATTERS 2016 EVENT FUNDRAISING TOTAL BY 76%!”
The 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held this past weekend at the Memorial Centre and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016. This success means that the United Way is closer than ever in meeting its $825,000 fundraising goal for this year. These dollars mean so much and will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville community.
Chair of the Event Committee, Dr. Andy Jordan, said, “I was very pleased with the event and the dollars raised. I feel Docs & Diamonds has established itself as a fun annual event that attendees look forward to each year and we are already contemplating the 2018 event. The theme not yet determined but will continue to be a popular parody of a favourite TV show.”
Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville said, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the event and so grateful for the generous guests who attended, our important sponsors and the amazing volunteers and staff who spent countless hours to pull this fun event together. The people who will benefit most are those who are truly in need in our community. I am incredibly thankful.”
There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign. Please visit uwlg.org and donate online or call the office at 613-342-8889. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.