Quinte West, ON. Tuesday December 3, 2019:Local Desjardins Agents Carey and Peter Webb today presented a cheque for $8,000 to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation. The funds were part of the Desjardins GoodSpark Community Grants Program, ad will be used to help purchase new IV Smart Pumps at the hospital. These pumps will significantly enhance the safety of medical dosages to patients which is the number one injury in hospitals

Desjardins Insurance is providing over $271,000 in grants to 76 community organizations in Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick through the GoodSpark Community Grants Program. Each of the grants includes a donation from a local Desjardins Agent. The Agents were invited to nominate organizations that are important to them and their communities. All told, Desjardins Agents donated over $73,000 of the $271,000 total.

“I was honoured to help select and contribute to the grant provided to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.,” says Peter Webb, Desjardins Agent. “The GoodSpark Community Grants aim to ‘spark good’ by giving a helping hand to those who need it most This organization plays a vital role in our community and Desjardins is proud to help support their good work.” The TMH Foundation is tasked with raising over $1.7 million this year to equip Trenton Memorial Hospital with new medical equipment that is not funded through government tax funding which covers hospital operations only. The IV SMART Pumps have new technology that ensures patients get the right dosage over the right period of time. With nearly 90% of all patients needing intravenous pumps for treatment, this equipment is essential to their care

This is the second year that Desjardins Insurance and the exclusive Desjardins Agent Network have teamed up to support Canadian Communities. In 2018, a total of $190,000 was given to community initiatives in the three provides where Desjardins Insurance Agent offices are located.

About Desjardins Insurance Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. Desjardins Insurance offers insurance products and services through its network of more than -450 Desjardins Insurance Agencies in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. Desjardins Agents help /clients find the coverage that meets their unique needs to protect their families, properties and -businesses. Desjardins Agents offer auto home, life, health and business insurance products as well as savings solutions for individuals and businesses.

Anyone interested donating to the IV Smart Pump Campaign should contact Lynn at 392-2540 ext. 5401, or email

For more information contact:

Wendy Warner cell: 613-391-7792 or 613-392-2540 ext 5403,

Joe Daly, Public Relations, Desjardins Group 416-528-6920/1-877-306-5252 ext 5515305 or



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