On June 15, students from eight Surrey schools teamed up and hit the streets to sell peppermints for the new Pediatric Emergency Department that will open on Oct. 1 at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
The Peppermint Patrol raised $2,889.40.
The fundraising involved students from Princess Margaret Secondary, Queen Elizabeth Secondary, North Surrey Secondary, Sullivan Heights Secondary, Frank Hurt Secondary, Fleetwood Park Secondary, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Douglas College.
Teams were positioned at Guildford Town Centre, Old Navy, SurreyFest, Surrey Memorial Hospital and four
PriceSmart Foods locations.
“The day was a huge success. We gained terrific awareness for the SMH Pediatric Emergency Department and we’re so touched by these young people who gave freely of their time, especially around final exams,” said Jane Adams, CEO and President of Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. “They really put themselves out there. For many it was the first time they have ever approached strangers to buy something for charity, which can be very scary. We’re extremely grateful.”
The mints are also available for $3 per tin at retailers throughout Surrey who have stepped up to support this much needed children’s facility. Save-On Foods at Nordel Crossing and PriceSmart Foods Fleetwood and Central City are three of the largest retailers where the mints are currently available by the tin.
Other retailers are being added daily at www.smhfoundation.com/mints