Campbell River Rotarian Glen Clark awaits the next generous member of the public to pull into Campbell River Common on Saturday. Rotarians were at various locations around town collecting money for the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Rotary March for Children raises over $11,000 for Campbell River Hospital

Campbell River Rotary clubs have donated over $470,000 since the drive began in the 1950s

Rotarians were out and about on Saturday gathering change from passing cars at various locations throughout the city.

“It’s a Rotary tradition,” says Rotarian Glen Clark, shaking his change bucket in the entrance of the Campbell River Common as if it were a festive muscial instrument of some kind. “We’ve been doing it since the mid-50s.”

That tradition is the annual March for Children initiative.

The Rotarians were at the Campbell River Common, Discovery Foods plaza in Willow Point, Discovery Plaza, they Tyee Plaza and on the corner of St. Ann’s and Shopper’s Row.

“It all stays 100 per cent local to buy equipment for the kids in Campbell River Hospital, and to date, the joint Campbell River Rotary Clubs have donated $462,000 since 1954,” Clark says.

After Saturday, that total went up $11,390, “which is a couple thousand more than last year,” Clark says.