Photo, from left to right: Doug Christie, First Vice President; Barry Watts, President; Amber Adams, the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.
A lot of pancakes need to be stacked and sold to raise $7,150. Luckily for sick children visiting Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) the 68 members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Shrine Club are fundraising experts. From pancake breakfasts, to volunteering at the Parksville Beach Festival, to magic show fundraisers the busy service club takes pride in making healthcare accessible to provincial youth, but they are also keen to help local children receive the care they need close to home.
As a result, last month the Parksville Qualicum Beach Shrine Club delivered $7,150 to Amber Adams of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the NRGH Pediatric Unit. Adams said, “The Parksville Qualicum Beach Shrine Club continues to prove their compassion for children dealing with health challenges that many of us never have to face. These gentlemen fundraise and volunteer throughout the year with one clear focus at the forefront, to help children. The Foundation is proud to act as a conduit so the Shrine Club’s work is fulfilled and children are helped.”