Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Mid Island Co-op Fuel Good Day Raises Funds for Hospital Foundation

    Mid Island Co-op is hosting its annual Fuel Good Day on September 19th, with a portion of each litre of gas sold going towards the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. Members of the co-op can take part in the event and feel good knowing that their fuel purchase is contributing to a worthy cause.

    The CEO of Mid Island Co-op, Ian Anderson, explains that as a co-operative, the business is owned by the community. Each member of the co-op owns a share in the company, and all profits are reinvested back into the community. This includes donations to local groups and returning profits to members. Anderson emphasizes that all the money raised during Fuel Good Day will stay on Vancouver Island.

    The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation CEO, Barney Ellis-Perry, expresses his appreciation for the partnership between the foundation and Mid Island Co-op. The funds raised will go towards the construction of a high-acuity unit at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. This unit is crucial for providing intensive care to patients, including those who are transported by helicopter from various areas of the island.

    Last year, the Fuel Good Day event raised over $42,000. This year, Mid Island Co-op aims to surpass that amount and make an even greater impact on the community. By participating in Fuel Good Day, members of the co-op can support their local hospital and contribute to the well-being of their fellow Vancouver Island residents.

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    Sources: Mid Island Co-op, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation