WINCHESTER — It’s a national phenomenon and now it’s in Morrisburg. The Morrisburg & District Lions Club’s ‘Catch the Ace’ raffle has been going on since last June – and local health care is the big winner.
On April 11, Lions Club members visited WDMH to present a cheque for $8,150 toward the General Equipment Fund. The donation will be used for equipment purchases like a new Zone Air bed for the Medical/Surgical Unit. This specialized bed provides pressure relief to those patients who are bedridden due to medical or mobility issues. The air mattress has rotating panels that offer pressure relief at timed intervals for comfort and the prevention of wounds. The bed will be ordered in the near future.
“Winchester District Memorial Hospital is our home hospital, and our local residents count on it for care for themselves and their families,” explained Linda Robinson and Jeff Wilcox who coordinated the raffle.
The ‘Catch the Ace’ raffle began last spring. New tickets are sold each week and the sales are divided between the weekly prize, the progressive jackpot and the Lions Club. One name is drawn each Friday night and the winner receives the weekly prize as well as an envelope containing a card. The jackpot keeps growing until the Ace of Spades is drawn. That lucky winner gets the jackpot.
“We are so grateful that WDMH patients are benefiting from this fun event,” says Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “The Morrisburg & District Lions Club has been a long-time supporter and we want to thank them and everyone who has bought a ‘Catch the Ace’ ticket.”
Since 1999, the Morrisburg & District Lions Club has donated $136,445.24 to the WDMH Foundation, including a $100,000 donation toward ophthalmology equipment.