Give it up for the Blue Brigade.
That’s the affectionate title of the RVH auxiliary, who were out in their blue vests collecting spare change at storefronts across Barrie as part of its annual Tag Days. The efforts of these volunteers raised $11,224 dollars, going towards the regional heart, and youth mental health programs.
“Over the past 30 years, Tag Days has raised more than $450,000 to support RVH patients and their families,” says Lise McCourt, president of the RVH Auxiliary. “This year, we invited the community to come out and help us with our pledge to RVH. We made it easy for people to find us as we all donned our bright blue vests and were stationed at 18 different locations. The community did not disappoint and showed great kindness and support. We couldn’t do what we do without this great community behind us.”
In the past three decades, the blue brigade has raised over $450,000 to support the hospital.
Banner photo courtesy RVH and features RVH volunteer Judy Kurtz collecting donations at her Tag Day post at Foodland in Craighurst.