Wet and cold Rotarians find the effort was worth it as March raises $10,000

People dug deep for their small change, loonies and toonies

Thanks to the continued generosity of the people of Campbell River, the two area Rotary clubs raised more $10,000 for services and equipment for children at the Campbell River Hospital.

Despite the decidedly adverse weather conditions, and the reduced number of locations the Rotarians were able to set up at, people dug deep for their small change, loonies and toonies – and even a couple of $50 and $100 bills.

Although the final tally is down considerable from the high of $19,000 in 2009, Rotary Club of Campbell River president Todd Peachey is happy with the results.

He expected a lower return due to a couple of shopping centres refusing to give the clubs access.

“Our thanks go out to the merchants of the Tyee Plaza, Discovery Harbour Mall, Thrifty Foods and Discovery Foods for their cooperation in this most important fund raising event,” said Peachey.

Approximately 100 very cold and wet Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Campbell River and the Campbell River Daybreak Rotary Club took part in the annual March, which started in the 1950’s as the March of Dimes and has now raised over $400,000 for the kids.

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