Customers and staff at Patrice’s Independent gave a big boost to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation’s diagnostic imaging campaign during the week of July 13-26.  A whopping $4,490 was donated as customers made their way through the checkouts. These funds will go a long way in helping to pay for the new digital ultrasounds and x-ray machines now in use at the Hospital which cost $1.8 million.

“We have participated in the Give A Little, Help A Lot campaign for the past 10 years,” said store owner and perpetual community booster, Guido Patrice. “This store initiative is geared to raise funds for a local charity of choice.  Tanya and I designated this year’s donations to go towards the Diagnostic Equipment campaign at AGH.”

Guido estimates that about 12,000 customers would have visited the store during that week and approximately 40 front-end staff would have been working at some time during that week too.

“Almonte and the surrounding area has always been such a caring and generous community that has helped to raise funds for many local groups,” said Guido.  “I hear from the various groups when fundraising in our store how great our customers are, and we have to agree!”

Thanks to Guido, Tanya and all their customers and staff for ‘putting themselves in the picture’ in support of new diagnostic equipment at AGH.  By giving a little, patients at the Hospital are getting a lot.

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