Neilcorp Homes Raises $22,000 for Roger’s House

Tournament Organized in Just Five Weeks in Memory of Zoey Lumley-Pfeil

Neilcorp Homes is pleased to present $22,000 to Roger's House as a result of their first annual Neilcorp Homes Charity Golf Tournament. Held on July 21 at the Pakenham Highlands Golf Club, the tournament attracted 134 golfers who came out swinging to support a worthwhile cause.

"The tournament was a great success and we are thrilled with the generosity of our sponsors, donors and participants," said Robert Dick, co-owner of Neilcorp Homes. "We firmly believe in the amazing work being done at Roger's House and are proud to provide them with this donation."

Located on the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) grounds, Roger's House provides a "home away from home" for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Their team offers respite; end-of-life; transition to home support; pain and symptom management; and bereavement care by ensuring individualized physical, emotional and spiritual support in a caring and compassionate environment.

"Funds raised by generous community-minded corporations like Neilcorp help ensure that Roger's House can provide the highest level of care to the children and their families," said Danielle Robinson, president of the Sens Foundation. "This $22,000 will pay for special programs and activities in the House, new equipment and 24/7 nursing for children with highly complex medical needs."

Neilcorp co-owners Robert Dick and Doug McIntosh first met Zoey Lumley-Pfeil in 2010. The four-year-old girl had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that left her unable to properly digest food along with of other life-threatening conditions. Zoey's determined spirit brought sunshine to everyone it touched.

Originally from Sudbury, Zoey and her family travelled eight to 10 times a year to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa to meet with medical specialists. During their many visits the family stayed at Roger's House. Zoey's parents were extremely thankful to the team of doctors and nurses there, who provided immeasurable support throughout their visits.

Repeated six-hour trips from Sudbury to Ottawa took its toll on the family. The family decided to move to Ottawa and discovered Neilcorp Homes. Neilcorp co-owners Robert Dick and Doug McIntosh were moved by Zoey's situation. They met with the family and together they designed a home that met their unique needs. Zoey and her family loved their new home and appreciated living so much closer to CHEO. Sadly, despite her tremendous bravery, Zoey succumbed to her illness on June 9, 2011.

"We were devastated," said Dick. "This little girl fought so hard and warmed the hearts of so many people. We wanted to do something to help others just like her."

Special Thanks to our Volunteers and Sponsors

A number of volunteers and sponsors generously donated their time, services, and money to make this event a tremendous success.

Neilcorp would like to thank the following sponsors:

•Almonte & Stittsville Home Furniture and Appliances
•BFI Canada
•Bradda Printing Services Inc.
•Carleton Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd.
•Crawford Landscaping
•Cumberland Ready Mix
•Deslaurier Custom Cabinets Inc.
•Don's Meat Market
•EQ Homes
•The Sens Foundation
•G.A. Smith Surveying Ltd.
•GMJ & Co. Plumbing
•Levi Home Hardware Building Centre
•Jim Hoddinott's Kanata Ford
•Lafarge
•Lambden Window & Door Sales Ltd.
•Marketing Breakthroughs
•Miller McConnell Signs
•Neil Brothers Equipment Rentals Ltd.
•Royal Bank of Canada
•Rod A. Stoddard Electrical
•R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.
•Welch LLP
•Tubman Funeral Homes
•West End Forming