Birthday boy Mitch Thorgood delivers his donation to Maeve O’Byrne, President of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.
Mitch Thorgood knows how to throw a party. The Nanaimo kindergarten student hosted his 6th birthday party at the Gymnastics Club this past spring. He invited his good friends with instructions to bring a $6 donation rather than a gift to the party; a dollar for each year of Mitch’s life. Though the youngster confides that, "someone even brought twenty dollars!" As a result of his generous consideration Mitch donated $82 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to support the needs of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Foundation President, Maeve O’Byrne, was impressed by Mitch’s thoughtfulness saying "Mitch’s giving spirit is a good example to all of us that you are never too young to help".