Woodland Jewellers' ring raffle raises $12,000 for hospital

Woodland Jewellers’ ring raffle raises $12,000 for hospital

 

Brenda Bourdon and Cindy Watt of Woodland Jewellers were thrilled last week to present $12,000 to the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust for its project to raise funds for a new digital mammography unit for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

The funds were raised selling $20 raffle tickets on a $9,900 diamond ring designed and made by Geoff Bourdon and donated by Woodland Jewellers for the Hospital Trust’s recent Christmas fundraising gala. “Thank you seems very inadequate,” said Hospital Trust co-chair Carol Taphorn.

This is the third designer ring donated by Woodland Jewellers for the Hospital Trust’s annual gala. “We are so grateful for the community support and the community’s faith in Williams Lake,” Watt said. “We have an amazing community. People are very generous. We have very good heart and spirit in our community.” Pictured are hospital trust co-chair Rick Nelson (left), Brenda Bourdon, Cindy Watt, gala ball co-chair Joy Hennig, and hospital trust co-chair Carol Ann Taphorn.