Community Papers

White Spot raises $10,228 for Richmond Hospital Foundation

Staff at the Richmond Centre White Spot location donated their time on Christmas Day to help raise $10,228 for Richmond Hospital Foundation. -
Staff at the Richmond Centre White Spot location donated their time on Christmas Day to help raise $10,228 for Richmond Hospital Foundation.
— image credit:

The staff and management at the Richmond Centre location of White Spot made Christmas day a little brighter for a local charity.

Employees volunteered their time, donated their tips and the restaurant chipped in with proceeds from sales, to raise $10,228, which will be donated to the Richmond Hospital Foundation.

“The gift of good health is precious to all of us here in our community,” said Prakash Ganatra, owner of White Spot Richmond Centre. “We are so fortunate to have such dedicated staff members and guests of the restaurant who, in true community spirit, choose to help raise funds for Richmond Hospital Foundation to improve health care for their families, friends and neighbours.”

More than 50 staff participated on the day of the event, which has raised more than $90,000 since its inception in 2001.

“It’s incredibly heart-warming to witness such generosity and commitment to help others on Christmas Day,” said Natalie Meixner, president and CEO of Richmond Hospital Foundation. “We’re extremely grateful to the management and many staff members who strengthen our community by improving local health care at Richmond Hospital.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.