Angel Tree Campaign back at RVH

Angel ornaments honour lost loved ones, and those fighting health battles

Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie continues it’s Angel Tree Tradition. For nine years, the Angel tree campaign has provided area residents an opportunity to pause and think about the loved ones they have lost or who are fighting courageous health battles, as they place a glass angel ornament on the tree.

Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO had an angel placed on the tree in memory of her mother, Terry O’Brien, and two more angels this year to honour family members facing serious health battles. Skot was joined by Valerie Smith, RVH’s chief strategy officer, who had an angel placed in the memory of her son Chris, also a member of TEAM RVH, who passed away this summer.

Photo Courtesy of The Angel Tree via Facebook.

“The Angel Tree is a beautiful way to remember, while at the same time supporting the important work we are doing to bring care closer to home, Skot says.

Members of the public are invited to honour a friend or loved one this holiday season by making a minimum $10 donation at RVHAngelTree.ca. Proceeds go to RVH’s Moments Matter campaign.

Angels are available until December 24, and will be placed on the tree by a member of the RVH Foundation team to ensure the highest level of infection control and safety.