• Members of the Poppy Trust Fund Committee for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew, Bill Welsh, Ella Box and Ron Kilby present a cheque to Brenda Folkema, Nurse on RVH’s Special Care Unit, Jessica Gilbert, RVH Clinical Nurse Manager and Chris Ferguson, RVH VP of Patient Care Services.

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November 14, 2011

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew continues its outstanding support of Renfrew Victoria Hospital

Bright red poppies adorn lapels across the country early in the month of November each year. The “flower of remembrance” has long been a fundraiser for the Royal Canadian Legion, with more than 18 million sold annually.

Our local Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew has been an outstanding supporter of Renfrew Victoria Hospital since 1973. Total funds provided over the years exceed $300,000 with some of the proceeds of the annual poppy fundraiser being directed to the Special Care Unit. In acknowledgment of the continued support, the unit has been named in honour of the Legion with a plaque on the wall.

“As part of our mission to serve our community, we are pleased to be able to make this donation to RVH’s Special Care Unit from the funds raised through the poppy campaign,” says Poppy Trust Fund Committee member Bill Welsh.

Over the years, the funds have been put towards the purchase of new equipment for the unit.

Members of the local Legion Branch along with representatives from RVH gathered on October 31 for the presentation of a cheque for $2,000.00.

“We can’t overstate how much it means to the hospital to have this kind of ongoing support from the local Legion Branch 148. Their contributions help us to provide the best quality of care to our community, including our veterans who may find themselves in the Special Care Unit,” says RVH Foundation Director of Development Barb Desilets.

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For more information, please contact Barb Desilets, Director of Development RVH Foundation, Renfrew Victoria Hospital at 613-432-4851 ext. 263.

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