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(Left) Malahat Legion President, Isabelle Hammer, gives Shannon Donnelly, Broadmead Care Lodge Fund Development Coordinator, a cheque for $5,000. This is one of five large cheques distributed from the Legion’s Poppy fund this year.

Malahat Legion Donates From Its Poppy Fund

Malahat Legion Donates From Its Poppy Fund

Ever wonder where that poppy money goes? Here is one example of how the Malahat Legion donates from its poppy fund. Picture at right shows Malahat Legion President, Isabelle Hammer, handing a $5,000 cheque to be used for equipment and services.  This is one cheque out of $18,500 donated from the it’s Poppy Fund this year.  Money from the fund is closely monitored by the BC/Yukon to ensure poppy fund money is use to support Veterans in need.

Malahat Legion Donates From It’s Poppy Fund
(Left) Jessica Marshall, Cowichann District Hospital, receives a $5,000 cheque from Malahat Legion Poppy Chair, Alngela Auchincloss. The money will be used for a geriatric chair.

Broadmead Care Lodge

The lodge is one good example where Poppy Fund money goes.  Located in Victoria, they offer a range of residential care for veterans, seniors, and adults who require long-term care.  Click on this link to see more what they do for Veteterans.

Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

The foundation is the fund raising charity for equipment the Cowichan hospital needs and Cairnsmore Place, a nearby long-term care facility.

Quilts of Valour Canada Society

The Society supports injured Canadian Armed Forces members past and present, with quilts of comfort.  While this is an active society across Canada, the Young Senior’s Action Group from the Malaht Legion is an active local Cobble Hill chapter.

From the left, Lynn Carroll, Cobble Hill Representative for Quilts of Valour, holds a cheque for $500 held by Isabelle Hammer, Malahat Legion President.

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