Newcrest Mining donates $2 million to REM Lee Foundation's 'Closer to Home' campaign!

Newcrest Mining Limited, one of the largest gold and copper mining companies in the world, has made a $2 Million gift to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Foundation's Closer to Home fundraising campaign.

The company operates two mines, Brucejack and Red Chris, in the Northwest region of British Columbia, as well as offices in Smithers and Vancouver.

The Closer to Home campaign, announced on June 3, will raise $14.5 Million to add a Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the Mills Memorial Hospital (MMH) Replacement Project in Terrace, B.C.

The donation (the largest single gift in the history of the Foundation!) has been made possible through The Newcrest Sustainability Fund. The contribution reflects the Newcrest Sustainability Fund's vision of working in partnership with organizations around the world to deliver meaningful change, by investing in projects that are designed by the community for the community.

"We know the importance that MMH plays towards the health of our workers and their families and are grateful to be able to support better health outcomes for the region," noted Greg Norton, VP Government Relations & Social Performance (Western Canada). "The contribution to this new NICU is a commitment to how seriously we take the well­being of not only our employees and their families, but of the broader community as well."

'This unprecedented donation from Newcrest provides us with a solid foundation for our campaign. We cannot thank our friends at Newcrest enough for this a vote of confidence. The message is loud and clear: the health of the residents in our region matters," said Closer to Home Campaign Co-chair Dr. Geoff Appleton. "We are humbled and very grateful."

Donate today!

The Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation, a volunteer charitable organization, was created in 1988 to raise funds in support of Mills Memorial Hospital and Terraceview Lodge. Our mandate is to increase and improve the provision of medical care to those who live in the area of Terrace, British Columbia, whether through direct medical services and facilities or medical and educational research which enhances those services and facilities.

Donations to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation in support of this project can be made by calling (250) 641-5526 or online at

Donations are tax-deductible, Charitable Registration Number 11923 0399 RR0001

Greg Norton of Newcrest Mining Limited announces the company's incredible $2 million donation to the Closer to Home campaign.

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