Giving Hearts Gala helps purchase medical equipment to support Langley babies

ON March 5 at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley, guests of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Giving Hearts fundraising gala helped raise $215,000 for an urgently-needed piece of medical equipment.

Honouring the health care needs of our youngest community members, proceeds from the night will be put to work to purchase a state-of-the-art incubator for premature and sick newborns at Langley Memorial Hospital’s Maternity department. The Giraffe Omnibed Carestation nurtures these vulnerable newborns with warmth, encouraging growth and strength.

“Our future lives with our youth. That’s why we wanted to raise money for our youngest community members,” says gala co-chair Manjit Gill.

“It’s up to all of us to give them a strong, healthy start to life.”

Former Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender auctions off dinner with Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese, and Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek.

Nearly 290 guests attended this lively gala, enjoying a silent auction, a delicious South Asian-inspired dinner, musical entertainment from singer Tiffany Desrosiers and master sitarist Anju Bedi, and an inspirational presentation from Azim Jamal, a motivational speaker and best-selling author of the book The Power of Giving.

With this success, the Giving Hearts community has raised a total of $565,00 in support of health care at Langley Memorial Hospital since the gala’s inception in 2019.

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Gala Committee (L-R): Harveen Tatla, Dr. Navneet Sidhu, Manjit Gill, Balraj Mann, Dr. Michelle Mann and Peter Fassbender.
Sitarist Anju Bedi.
Peter Fassbender

Brought to life in 1985 by the community who recognized a need, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation helps donors fulfill their wish to enable local health care improvements that support better health outcomes and benefit everyone in the community. This past year, in addition to completing a $17 million fundraising campaign for a new MRI Suite and Emergency Department, the Foundation has maintained its annual commitment to the hospital to help purchase modern, high-tech equipment, provide training opportunities for medical staff, and ease the patient experience.