Over $76,000 Raised for QEH Mammography Equipment through Luxury “Willow Shed” Raffle

The 8×12’ “Willow Shed” is insulated, wired, solar-equipped, beautifully furnished and decorated with stunning natural décor. It is complete with an 8×10’ patio and includes an outdoor patio flame and Adirondack chairs.

The QEH Foundation is delighted to announce that $76,575 was raised from the recent She Shed raffle. Generous sponsors and contributors ensured this shed was built and furnished at no cost to the Foundation. Proceeds from this raffle will support the purchase of new mammography equipment for the QEH at a cost of $1.2 million.

The Construction Association of PEI (CAPEI) partnered with the QEH Foundation in the development of this initiative. CAPEI’s training program and its Women in Construction committee facilitated the build of the She Shed with base building materials and labour provided by CAPEI’s training program. 

The CAPEI’s Women in Construction Committee engaged major sponsors – Sherwood TimberMart, Arsenault Bros Construction and Plank & Pine Interior Design – along with many other sponsors and contributors who brought this to the luxurious prize to fruition. 

“This project came together as a result of collaboration among the Construction Association of PEI, QEH Foundation, and sponsors who saw the vision of this unique initiative,” says Sam Sanderson, General Manager of the Construction Association of PEI. “We are proud to support the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation and we are grateful to see that the generous Island community made this so successful.” 

MaryEllen Hughes, Director of Philanthropy at the QEH Foundation, says the support for this project was overwhelming.  “We’re so grateful to our partners, sponsors, contributors, all ticket purchasers, and everyone who helped to spread the word,” says Hughes. “We are already talking to our partners about a similar project for our next raffle!”

The winning ballot was drawn live on Facebook on January 6, 2022.  The winner is Linda Harris Ford of Cornwall, PEI.  

For more information:
Kathleen Murphy
Director, Communications
QEH Foundation

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