Money not well spent

Has anyone noticed the proliferation of advertising for the big hospital lotteries?

Has anyone noticed the proliferation of advertising for the big hospital lotteries? Day after day there are full-page and half-page newspaper advertisements, sometimes both, urging us in huge letters to get our tickets as there are five, four, three days left – and this is the final weekend.

How much does this advertising cost? What  about the brochures and billboards, the pamphlets and mail-outs, the Internet messages – not to mention the office overheads and the salaries for the staff?

Would any of the proceeds of these  lotteries – if indeed there is a reasonable sum left after all expenses are taken into account – be needed, if our government kept our hospitals up-to-date, fully equipped and well-staffed? I think not.

 

Sheila Gair

Surrey North Delta Leader