Group of Five cut cheque for pediatric cast saw at Royal Columbian


A group of dedicated volunteers that have been raising money to support Royal Columbian Hospital for more than a decade have directed their latest efforts in support of children.

The Group of Five and Friends Benevolent Society have purchased a pediatric cast saw to help orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shafique Pirani, whose clinic sees hundreds of children annually.

Since 2005, the group has raised more than $200,000 for a number of hospital departments, by organizing a series of lunches, gift basket sales, silent auctions, high teas, pub nights, garage sales and other events.