“You Gotta Have Heart”
“You Gotta Have Heart” as the song goes. And boy, do these ladies have heart …. in spades! In fact,
last year they made 1,281 heart pillows for the Trillium Hospital, bringing their total production since 2008 to a whopping 9,269. But hey,
These beautiful red heart-shaped pillows are received and distributed to grateful patients who undergo heart surgery. By holding the pillow against their
chest while coughing after surgery, patients get some relief from pain.
But even with these impressive production numbers, there’s more. This year will be the 4th year that Marg has successfully secured a donation from Bell through the Employee Giving program. This year’s cheque for $2,500 will be presented to Trillium shortly, so that will be a total of $10,000 donated by Bell towards improving cardiac care.
We are proud of the work done by the heart pillows team. It’s another example of how Bell retirees give back to their community and their neighbours. If you know of other “giving” stories, please share with us by posting directly on BPG Ontario Facebook or by getting in touch with us in BPG via email and we will contact you. We’d love to hear from you. Visit us anytime at the links below:
The following label accompanies each pillow
Best Wishes for a
speedy recovery, From the bottom of our Heart!
An approximate amount of pillows made since the ladies started to keep count
Grand Total = 9693
Executives from Fieldway Retirees' Club, presenting a cheque from
to Representatives of the Trillium Hospital
Pictures of the ladies and Don making and delivering the Heart Pillows