Photo, from left to right: Mikayla and Jacob Windley (aged 4 and 6) delivered $780 to the NRGH Paediatric Unit.
Mikayla and Jacob Windley held a joint birthday party last month at Jumping Jiminy’s to celebrate their fourth and sixth birthdays. Rather than accepting gifts the sister and brother team asked friends and families to bring a donation instead. Through this generous gesture the duo raised $780 for sick children visiting Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). This is the second year in a row the Windley children have raised donations for sick kids; they have presented a total of $1,426 to the Department since making their birthday party a philanthropic event. Mikayla explained, “We like sharing…because we want to help”. It is this spirit of giving that has made the NRGH Paediatric Unit a special place for children facing health issues, as well as children wanting to donate to a cause close to home that will impact children just like themselves.