On May 28, 2018, Emergency Response, the campaign to build a new emergency department for Langley, launched with the announcement of it's very first donation - $2 million commitment from the Allan Skidmore family.
Allan and his wife Clarice are long-time residents of Langley and generous philanthropists of local health care.
Why They’re Giving
They have been donors to the Foundation since 2010, supporting a variety of priority needs.
Through their patient experiences, they saw firsthand the tremendous need to improve the facilities and after speaking to the Foundation and learning about the plans for a new Emergency Department, they decided to support the campaign as the first major donor.
This isn’t the Skidmore's first charitable endeavour with a BC hospital. They also gave to BC Children’s Hospital in honour of their grandson, funding the Alex Skidmore Renal Dialysis Unit.