Editor, The Times:
I have been asked by the members of the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to write and express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the whole community for its generous donations of clothing and other goods to our Thrift Shop, especially those of you who made a special trip to bring us contributions for the trailer that was recently parked at the store.
Ours is the Thrift Shop located across the railway tracks in Vavenby. You should drop by – it has been freshly painted, has had a new, non-leaking roof installed and now looks very spiffy! We also have excellent bargains.
All funds raised at our store are donated directly to our hospital so that old equipment can be replaced by more up to date technology and also brand new equipment purchased that would not normally be provided by other means. This will ensure that all of us will benefit should the occasion arise. In fact, during a recent visit by Interior Health Authority executives, we were told that ours is one of the best-equipped small hospitals in their area – and it is due to your generosity.
However, equipment will continue to become too old to be efficient and will need replacing, so we will still be asking for your help. Your support of the Dessert Extravaganza (coming up Oct. 13) and the Bird House party (normally held in the beginning of May) is fantastic and we do appreciate your enthusiastic comments.
So, we thank all of you and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.
Susan Campany, corresponding secretary
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary