Ra­dio­thon nets big funds

LeGrow Foun­da­tion fundraiser brings in more than $50,000 for new equip­ment

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial - BY BRYAN TAIT bryan.tait@tc.tc

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.

BRYAN TAIT/TC ME­DIA

Vol­un­teers Lorna Cof­fin, left, and San­dra Moss read do­na­tions on the air.

BRYAN TAIT/TC ME­DIA

Johnny Sheaves per­formed a Way­lon Jen­nings song dur­ing the LeGrow Health Cen­tre Foun­da­tion Ra­dio­thon.

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