McBOP staff and lawyers got together this week to help wrap some stuffed animals intended as holiday gifts for children in the pediatric ward at Victoria General Hospital (“VGH”).
VGH’s pediatric ward provides care to more than 5,400 babies and children over the course of the year. One very important aspect of the care VGH provides is its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - the only high-level NICU in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland.
McBOP staff decided to take action to brighten the holidays for children spending Thanksgiving in VGH’s pediatric ward. With donations from staff, lawyers, and the firm, we managed to collect enough stuffed animals and blankets for 62 gifts.
In coordination with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, these gifts will be delivered to VGH next week, just in time for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We hope they will bring some joy to the children and families in VGH’s care!