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