Tradesman boilermaker, Gord Campbell, is a born salesman and has been fundraising for Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.
As one of the construction tradesmen at Bruce Power for the Major Component Replacement (MCR) project, Campbell said that, “Many of us tradesmen work at a wide variety of locations and we like to take home a ‘souvenir’ of where we have worked.” Campbell is with Bruce Power contractor AECON Saugeen Shores.
Campbell and Gord Lamont, owner of Gord’s Imprints in Saugeen Shores, put their heads together and came up with an idea. They would create a logo on T-shirts and hoodies with a percentage of every sale going to the hospital.
“Between Gord and a graphic designer,” says Gord Lamont, “we came up with a ‘superhero’ logo to recognize the trades that are working on the immense MCR project and that would be featured on T-shirts and hoodies.”
Gord Campbell approached his fellow workers as a fundraiser for the hospital and the idea took off.
To date, the workers have purchased almost 500 items with orders coming in as fast as they can be completed.
“It has been amazing,” says Gord Lamont, who is enjoying what would normally be a slower time of year in January and February. “This donation is only the beginning from what we have seen, as the orders just keep coming in.”
According to Hospital Foundation, Tracy Murray, a new capital equipment list will soon be coming out. “We are already starting to fundraise for the equipment that will be needed and donations like this go a long way to starting things off.”