The Royal Canadian Legion Mount Benson Branch #256 works hard during the poppy fundraising season in honour of veterans across the country. The local support shown to Legion members is then returned to the community throughout the year. Members Ken Young and Betty Briand recently presented $3,500 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in support of the new Cardiac Centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Mr. Young explains, “This is such a worthwhile cause because we are all getting older and our veterans use the hospital. The Legion works within, and for, the community so this is a perfect beneficiary of our donation; it will help many people.”
Front from left to right: Amber Adams of the Hospital Foundation; Ken Young, Service Officer; Betty Briand, Poppy Fund Treasurer.