Lefroy-Belle Ewart Legion Gives Barrie Hospital 10,000 Reasons to Be Grateful

Poppy Campaign Proceeds to Help Improve Patient Care

The good folks over at the Lefroy-Belle Ewart Royal Canadian Legion Branch 547 have donated $10,000 to Royal Victoria Hospital.

The funds come by way of last year’s legion poppy campaign, and will go towards improving patient care at the medical centre.

“It was important for us to ensure the Poppy funds went towards an area that would have an impact on seniors in our community,” says Mark Southcott, Legion Branch 547 president. “RVH provides care for many members of our community including our veterans and we are happy to provide support to our regional health centre.”

Each year, Legions across Canada run the Poppy Campaign to commemorate and celebrate veterans. Donations collected during the Poppy Campaign are directed to support veterans and their families within their communities

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 547,” says Eric Dean, CEO RVH Foundation. “We look forward to enhancing care for our patients with their support.”

Photo courtesy Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. In photo (L-R) Mark Southcott, president, Lefroy/Belle Ewart Legion Branch 547, Katherine Lee, RVH recreation therapist, Fred Edmunds, Canadian Armed Forces veteran, Julie Burns, manager, Specialized Seniors Care Inpatient Unit, Peter Deck, Canadian Armed Forces veteran, Barry Michals, Toronto Police Service – retired, Robert Stuart, poppy campaign coordinator, Lefroy /Belle Ewart Legion Branch 547