In August of 2017 Cindy Buizer Executive Director of the Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Foundation started work to implement the Winning Together PMH Staff 50/50 Payroll Draw. The original working group consisted of the BRHC Foundation Board and office staff working along with a group from PMH IT, payroll and communications.
The process was not easy and work continued between Cindy’s team and Lottery until July 2019.
On July 31, 2019 the first payroll lottery draw was made. 391 staff had purchased tickets and the lucky winner – Ashley Brennan of Brandon took home the prize money of $2,222.50.
Fast forward to April 21, 2021 and the lottery has 1679 staff purchasing tickets and our winner Maria Kent of Swan River took home the cheque for $10,075.00.
The 50% earned by the Foundation is used to purchase equipment for the BRHC. To date purchases for breastmilk warmers, Intensive Care Unit bed, High Definition monitors for the surgical suite and manikins to support Basic Life Support recertification throughout the region have been made.
To date $246,473.19 has been raised to support equipment needs. The Foundation thanks all who purchase tickets and wishes everyone luck.