Press Release: Trinity United Church Pledges $50,000 in Matching Donations to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre

Downtown Congregation Sees A Need And Steps Up: "The Community Needs To Come Together Around This"

KITCHENER, FEB 22, 2017 – Trinity United Church pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations to support the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre today.

Trinity has agreed to match up to $50,000 in donations from individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre during their current fundraising drive ending on February 27th. Pledges can be made directly to HopeSpring by calling (519) 742-4673 or on their website at

Trinity’s Social Action Team learned of the need in the community from local news reports and felt called to immediate action.  On their recommendation, the church’s board had met and approved the donation.

Trinity board member Dave Rutherford said, “HopeSpring provides unique and important services to people who are fighting cancer and to their families too. If this community loses HopeSpring, there will be a huge gap in care.”  Rutherford added, “We can't just stand by and watch it close. The community needs to come together around this.”

Linda Maxwell, Program and Volunteer Manager at HopeSpring called the pledge, “inspiring and generous. It gives us hope. I really believe that this community will come together, that we’ll raise enough money so we can continue to help people.”

About Trinity United Church

Trinity United Church celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2016 and is the spiritual home to hundreds of families.  It has a long history of working for social justice in Waterloo Region and beyond.

About HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has been there for patients, caregivers, and families of those facing cancer in the Waterloo Region and surrounding area for 21 years. They provide all services to these individuals for free as cancer can be a financially crippling diagnosis.

For further information contact Dave Rutherford at (519) 572-4635 or or Linda Maxwell at (519) 742-4673or