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Mini-trees lead to big fundraising for Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation


A line up of small, decorated Christmas trees in a large room decorated for Christmas.
The mini-trees in the Mills Memorial Hospital Cafeteria.

Miniature trees, loaded with prizes and each uniquely decorated, were raffled off at the first annual Festival of Mini-Trees in Terrace, raising nearly $6,000 for the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation.

Twenty miniature trees were donated by Canadian Tire and decorated by the various departments at Mills Memorial Hospital, local medical clinics, and medical societies. The trees were raffled to raise money towards the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation’s current project, purchasing a new $63,000 infant ventilator.

A small Christmas tree decorated with candy canes, TY stuffies, red balls, and a Santa hat on top.
The Mills Memorial Hospital Lab mini-tree.

“The beautiful silver and white tree titled ‘Quality of Life’ was created by Lee Cameron and Heather Walker from Physician Quality Improvement,” said Heather Bellamy, Administrative Assistant for the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation. “The winner of the PQI tree had recent hip surgery, and couldn’t put up her large tree. She was hoping to win a mini-tree!

“Her committed healthcare providers at Mills Memorial Hospital have given her a better ‘Quality of Life’, so it was wonderfully appropriate that she won this lovely tree!”