It’s another year of fundraising for the North Hastings Hospital Auxiliary as they kick off their annual Round-up Charity this week.
Janice MacKenzie with the Auxillary says this year they plan to purchase a stretcher for the trauma unit, an i-STAT machine which will help with blood analysis, and an Electrocardiogram or ECG machine. They are attempting to raise $45,000 in total.
Like other years, those who shop at the No Frills on Hastings Street North will have the option to round up their bill, with the difference going towards the auxiliary. However unlike previous years, Mackenzie says they can’t do barbeque due to the pandemic.
Mackenzie praised the people of Bancroft for their years of support so far, saying she can’t say enough about the generosity of the people in town. They have always supported the auxiliary and all their charitable events, having raised up to $130,000 to date thanks to fundraising. She also praised Tony and Jill McLaughlin at No Frills for holding the event
The event is going from Thursday until August 1st.