Local philanthropist gifted funds to fire, police and emergency services

Sudbury philanthropist Lily Fielding celebrated her 100th birthday Friday with a $50,000 donation to local causes. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.
Sudbury philanthropist Lily Fielding celebrated her 100th birthday Friday with a $50,000 donation to local causes. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury philanthropist Lily Fielding celebrated her 100th birthday Friday with a $50,000 donation to local causes.

On behalf of her family and the Kivi Park Council, Fielding donated $15,000 to the Greater Sudbury Police Service, and an additional $35,000 to the City of Greater Sudbury’s EMS and Fire Services.

“As a way of giving back to her community on this milestone birthday she thought it would be beneficial for the family to make a donation of $50,000 to the emergency services, and allow those three services to decide how the money would be used,” said Rick Bartolucci, honorary chair of the Kivi Park Council.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service will use its gift to help support the Chief’s Youth Initiative Fund, and the city’s EMS and fire services will use their donations to support the NEO Kids Foundation.