South Cariboo Health Foundation spokesperson Brenda Devine says she was very happy with the turnout – around 75 people – for the Starry Nights 2 Light-up Celebration at the 100 Mile District General Hospital on Nov. 21.
It was great having all of the Fischer Place and Mill Site Lodge residents out for the ceremony, she says, adding the hospital staff was “incredibly supportive” in making it happen.
Devine says she spread the word to the younger families she knows and to the local day-care centres to get as many children out to the celebration as possible, and they were rewarded with hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, gift bags and glow lights.
“It was the perfect time, especially with Santa coming,” she says, adding he was great with both the seniors and the children.
Devine notes she was pleased folks could see that the hospital is not just about geriatrics – it’s also about helping families and children.
Starry Nights 2 fundraising is ongoing for the $72,000 instrument sterilizer. For more information, call Brenda at 250-706-2101.