Radiothon nets big funds
LeGrow Foundation fundraiser brings in more than $50,000 for new equipment
It was another big year for the LeGrow Health Centre Foundation Radiothon.
The foundation set a goal of $50,000 and as of Oct. 5 had collected $54,264.40. Combined with $50,000 from the provincial government, the funds will be used for an ultrasound machine and ceiling-mounted lifts for the acute care and longterm care wings.
Local talent provided live entertainment to listeners throughout the radiothon, and volunteers accepted donations at the hospital and over the phone.
Organizers said the broadcast was made easier this year thanks to a VOCM technician who made the trip from St. John’s to help out.
Last year’s radiothon brought in more than $57,000. Added to $50,000 from the provincial government, the foundation was able to build a therapeutic garden at the hospital. The garden was officially opened Oct. 4.
Volunteers Lorna Coffin, left, and Sandra Moss read donations on the air.
Johnny Sheaves performed a Waylon Jennings song during the LeGrow Health Centre Foundation Radiothon.