Elie Savignac and the students at École secondaire publique Nipissing Ouest took on a very important project: raising money for the Oncology department in order to help students create ties with community members, develop healthy self-esteem, and bring them a sense of belonging in their community.

Students in the school’s woodworking class built a beautiful bench, deemed the Bench of Hope. With a gal of raising $5,000 to purchase a new IV pump, students sold tickets to raffle off the Bench of Hope.

The raffle successfully raise $6,700!

On November 21, 2019, Elie Savignac and some of his students visited the WNGH to tour the Oncology department and to see the new IV pump in action!

Congratulations to Mr. John Scanlon, the lucky winner of the Bench of Hope!