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March 2020

Woodgrove Donates Gift Cards

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Thank you to Woodgrove Centre for their generous donation of $5,000 worth of gift cards! The gift cards will be used to raise funds for medical equipment and patient comfort items.

“We have a commitment to investing in our community by supporting local initiatives, specifically those that focus on education and well-being of young people, health and safety, the environment, and social welfare. The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation covers many of those highlighted areas. Everyone in our community is affected by their work in some way, whether it’s from personal need at NRGH or seeing a friend or family member receive medical care. They’re working hard to raise the necessary funds to ensure that our community has access to proper care we all need.” Heather Fisk, Marketing Manager, Woodgrove Centre

Photo: Heather Fisk, Woodgrove (centre) with Janice Krall (left) and Rebecca Taylor, Hospital Foundation

Ladies’ Auxiliary Makes Final Gift

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Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257 Lantzville Ladies’ Auxiliary for their donation of $580 for the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at NRGH. The Ladies Auxiliary recently closed after 47 years in service to the Canadian Legion, veterans and our community. They have been a faithful contributor to the Hospital Foundation with total giving reaching over $34,000! We greatly appreciate and thank each and every member for their time, effort and generosity they have given over the years in support of better healthcare for our community.

Employees Continue Successful Fundraiser

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Thank you Vancouver Island Mack and Island Aggregates for their generous $3,820 donation! Staff raised $1,910 through their annual Christmas staff party and other activities and the company matched the funds raised. To date, they have donated over $13,000!

Part of the funds raised are through a staff draw. For a number of years, Island Aggregates employee Raymond Williams has made beautiful handmade items in wood for the draw.

“I enjoy creating with wood, so I am happy to make items that can be raffled at the company Christmas party. I made a project for one of my first Christmas parties with Vancouver Island Mack and Island Aggregates, and it was very well received. The company donated the money raised, and then some, to the Nanaimo Hospital [towards the children wards].

People began asking what I was making for next year, so I continued the tradition. I do not care for TV. I mill my own wood, and I enjoy working in my shop. I have made cedar chests, toy boxes, chairs, deacon benches, and park benches. The park bench proved extremely popular this year, we over exceeded in ticket sales which Richard Mayer and family matched. I do not know what I will make for this year’s party, but I will think of something, and it will raise even more money for a great cause. ” Raymond is in the below photo, second from the right

Ladysmith FOE Support Surgical Suite

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie Ladysmith President Ian Brown and Ladies’ Auxiliary #2101 President Donna Shannon presented a donation of $249.50 to Janice Perrino, CEO of the Hospital Foundation. The funds will be used towards the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Our thanks to all of the members for their continued support! To date, they have donated over $27,000 for better healthcare in our community!