Gala to celebrate Cambodian charity

In its four years of activity on the UWindsor campus, the charitable group Caring for Cambodia has raised thousands of dollars to support the Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in the south-east Asian country’s capital, Phnom Penh.

A donation of more than $7,000 two years ago helped to fund a new electrocardiograph for the medical ward, exhaust fans for isolation rooms, air conditioning, wall sockets and safety bars for patient wards. Organizers set a target of $10,000 for the next two-year period and are very close to reaching that goal.

As it wraps up its work, the charity will celebrate those successes with a formal gala dinner on Friday, June 3, at the Giovanni Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue. Find more information on the event Facebook page. Tickets are $35 until May 13 and will increase then to $45, available by phoning Amanda Eak at 226-348-6187 or e-mailing