Over $5000 from a curling bonspiel has gone into the Timmins Hospital. The donation was made on Friday, and is from the Northern Automobile Dealers Association.

The money will go into the pediatric department at the hospital, which services over 20, 000 kids living in the catchment area.

The unit has five beds, and allows parents to stay with their kids while they need to be at the hospital.

President of NADA, Stefano Lodovici says is a cause close to his heart. He says his son was born with a heart defect, and quality pediatric care saved his life.

Around 600 inpatients are treated every year in the department.

From left to right in the attached photo:  Presenting the $5,600 cheque on behalf of the Northern Auto Dealers Association was Stefano Lodovici, President, NADA and Used Car Manager, Timmins Garage Inc.  Seated in the car, were Giulio and Juliana Lodovici.  Accepting the cheque on behalf of the hospital was Janna Burke, Executive Director, TADH Foundation.