Jenny's Birthday Bash raises $5000 for the G&M

The Mill Café in Thornbury donated over $5000 in honour of former Nurse, Jenny Cloutier

The first Annual “Jenny’s Birthday Bash” was heldJuly 4th and the day could not have been more perfect. Andrew, owner of The Mill Café in Thornbury and Jenny’s brother, choose this day to honour the memory of his sister, a former nurse at the Collingwood Hospital.

“July 4th would have been Jenny’s birthday and what better way to celebrate her and her co-workers at the Collingwood Hospitalthan to raise money to help purchase the equipment nurses depend on daily to care for their patients. It was a win for us and for our community” said Andrew Barber, Chef and Owner of The Mill Café.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, space was limited. “We were lucky to be able to open the patio making 10 tables available, only days before the event” said Sylvia Barber, Jenny’s sister in-law. “We had the plan to only provide a Take-out option, but the patio allowed us to host a few more people since the Take-Out orders were at capacity.“We could not have accommodated any more people, the staff were defiantly running!”

Andrew and Sylvia donated 100% of the proceeds from the food sales, take-out and patio,on July 4th to the Collingwood Hospital Foundation, a very generous donation considering the restaurant has been only able to provide take out since mid-March.“We look forward to hosting again next July 4th and making an even bigger impact without the challenge of a pandemic to limit us” said Andrew.

A BIG thank you to Andrew, Sylvia and all the Staff at the Mill Café. Jenny’s Birthday Bash generated over $5,000 to be used toward the infusion pumps at the Collingwood Hospital. Each pump comes with a price tag of $3322 and this event will pay for almost two pumps!

Great job MILL CAFÉ!!


10 Jul 2020

By G&M Hospital Foundation