Santa leaves generous gift for community CT scanner

By Lindsay Advocate

The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation is excited to receive a letter and a gift from Santa Claus following the Merry & Bright Festival at the Lindsay Fairgrounds in December. The drive-through holiday light show was hosted by the Lindsay Agricultural Society and the 2021 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.

In his heartfelt letter, Santa says “I was as excited to see the kids and families as they were to see Mrs. Claus and me. There were children of all ages, from the young to the young at heart. This was a great way for everyone to get in the Christmas spirit and to stay safe. The organizers of the event were very kind and paid me for my trip from the North Pole. As Mrs. Claus and I were heading north back home, we heard on the radio that the Ross Memorial Hospital is collecting funds for a new CT Scanner. In no time at all, Mrs. Claus and I decided that we would like to give the payment to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation to help this community effort. Please accept this cheque for $500. Thank you for all you do, and please be safe. Santa & Mrs. Claus”

“We’re touched to receive this special gift, following what sounds like a magical holiday festival,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “This generous donation will help fund a new CT Scanner for the community, and impact patients of all ages, giving them their best chance for brighter tomorrows. We’re very grateful to Santa and Mrs. Claus for adding their gift to those of so many individuals, organizations and businesses in the Kawartha Lakes. Together, we’ll make it happen.”

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