SCUGOG: Every year the Port Perry Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion raises funds through their Poppy Campaign, to be donated to local charities. Last year’s poppy campaign raised $16,000.00, and the Legion provided this funding to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.

The money was used to purchase a Tourniquet, to assist doctors when performing delicate operations on the hand and foot.

Dr. Trevor Stryde, of the Port Perry Hospital, explained, this state-of- the-art device is needed almost daily. It assists the doctors with being able to see the nerves and tendons while performing surgical procedures for patients with conditions such as Carpeltunnel and Triggerfinger, or with diseases such as Dupuytren-s.

Rachel Agnozuzzi, CEO of the Port Perry Hospital Foundation stated,“The Port Perry Legion Branch 419 is truly a partner in health care at Port Perry Hospital. This tourniquet is an important tool for our surgical program, and one more shining example of the Legion’s generosity and commitment. We are so grateful for all they do.”

Since 2005 the Royal Canadian Legion Port Perry 419 has raised $119,000.00 for local charities.