Legion President Ken Gordon and Past President Barry Whitehead presented a cheque for $5,000 to Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation.
“Having current equipment in the lab of the regional hospital is very important to Legion members, Veterans and many people in the community,” Gordon said. “It is important to maintain and enhance our local services.”
“The money for this donation came from our annual Poppy Campaign,” added Past President, Barry Whitehead. “The Poppy campaign is part of our Remembrance Day observances, and these funds have to be used for charitable activities that will improve the lives of our Veterans, retired military personnel, emergency service workers and others in the community. We cannot use funds raised in the Poppy Campaign for regular Legion activities.”
“The Yorkton Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is a strong supporter of the work of The Health Foundation and we are grateful for the continuing financial support they provide,” said Fisher. “The new equipment we have purchased for the lab in the regional hospital will benefit everyone who lives in east central Saskatchewan.”