Get your coins ready! The Rotary Clubs’ annual March for Children takes to the streets this Saturday, Dec. 22.
Volunteers will be strategically positioned around the city collecting donations that go towards purchasing equipment for the maternity department at the Campbell River Hospital. Last year, $13,500 was raised through the March for Children.
When the March began in Campbell River in 1954, all of the funds went to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. In 1994, local Rotarians decided the money should stay in the community and since then, the March for Children has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and purchased over 30 pieces of equipment for the hospital.
Anyone who would like to donate this year can give their donation to one of several volunteers who will be stationed at Discovery Foods, Thrifty Foods, Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre, the Tyee Plaza, and the intersection of St. Ann’s and Shopper’s Row, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at all locations.