The NEO Kids Foundation received a 250 thousand dollar donation from Russ and Roberta Boyles.

The couple moved to Sudbury 49-years ago and brought their seven grandchildren along for the announcement.

Russ Boyles who once sat on Health Sciences North’s Board of Directors says big projects like a standalone NEO Kids facility take time, but believes it will get done.

Roberta says being able to donate to the foundation was very special for the couple who call Sudbury home.

The community has donated more than 4 million dollars to a new facility and the province approved a grant to start the planning process in January.