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Bingos help buy new entertainment systems for hospital

The $5,000 donation is boosting the pediatric units
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Barb McCormick, Timmins and District Hospital Foundation manager of donor relations, and Raymond Rivest, Chevaliers de Colomb #8622 Ramore council. Supplied photo

Timmins and District Hospital's pediatric and pediatric mental health units have new entertainment systems thanks to a local service club.

Les Chevaliers de Colomb #8622 - Ramore recently donated $5,000 to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation (TADHF). The cash was used for the new systems. 

The club's Raymond Rivest said the money was raised through volunteers working Bingos at the Timmins Jackpot City Gaming Centre throughout the year. 

The entertainment systems for the pediatric units include a mobile cart, Smart TV, and DVD player, according to TADHF manager of donor relations Barb McCormick.

"This will bring some conveniences of home to young inpatient rooms with the goal of helping children pass the time and help our parents maintain some routine for their children," she said in a news release.