Beer Store drive raises nearly $7,700 for hospitals

Wiarton and Sauble Beach Beer Store manager Trevor Couch, left, and Beer Store employee Shannon Gerencser, centre, present April Patry, executive director of the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation, with a cheque for $7,682.20 in front of the Wiarton Beer store on Nov. 16 after a fundraising drive.

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A fundraising drive at local Beer Stores raised $7,682.20 for Bruce Peninsula Hospitals.

On March 17, Brewers Retail Incorporated, in cooperation with their employees, launched a province wide charitable initiative to support organizations that are helping Ontario navigate COVID-19.

Funds were raised through empty bottle returns and customer donations right through to Labour Day, with $2.3 million raised for 160 charities across the province.

Local Beer Store staff chose Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation as their charity of choice.

“I can honestly say it was overwhelming for everyone here at the Wiarton store to witness the support the community showed towards the hospitals in Wiarton and Lion’s Head. For a small population compared to most other centres, the amount was fantastic and everyone at the Beer Store took pride in getting to the final total,” said Trevor Couch, Wiarton and Sauble Beach Beer Store manager.

“This donation really illustrates how caring our community is, and how quickly seemingly small donations can add up to make a huge impact on local healthcare. We are very grateful to the Wiarton and Sauble Beach Beer Store staff for championing the need to support our local hospitals, they did an outstanding job,” said April Patry, executive director of BPHSF.

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