The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Branches and Ladies Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation makes donations towards communities across Ontario. On February 17, the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation was presented with a cheque in the amount of $2,062 from the Legion Foundation. Larry Baily, District C Charitable Foundation Chair, explained that the funds that are being distributed are from Poppy Fund donations and from the work of the Ladies Auxiliary. The Foundation is charged with distributing the funds in accordance with criteria set out for the Poppy Fund. Applications are accepted for the funds and the Foundation distributes it each year to the successful applicants. The maximum consecutive times that an applicant can receive funds is three years. Virginia Steckle, Administrative Assistant for the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation, indicated that the funds would be used to purchase a new phlebotomy chair. This will be to replace the outdated one in current use for when patients need to have blood taken.
The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Branches & Ladies Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation presented a donation cheque to the Clinton Public Hospital (CPH) Foundation on February 17. From left: Virginia Steckle, Administrative Assistant for CPH Foundation; Sue Bird, Clinton Legion Executive; Pat Lafferty, Legion Branch 140 President; Una Roy, Chair Fundraising CPH Foundation; Larry Bailey, District C Charitable Foundation Director; Eric Ross, Zone C-1 Commander.