As one of the businesses affected by the June 15 Stanley Cup riots, London Drugs was keen to find a way to acknowledge the Vancouver Police Department and the officers who helped their staff to safety that night.
The company recognized the goodwill amongst Vancouver’s citizens and quickly launched an in-store fundraising program with two ways for its customers to get involved: donations at all its Vancouver store cashiers and the sale of “I Love Vancouver” T-shirts.
Through the initiative, the company raised $7,000 and asked that the funds be directed to the VPD’s Mounted Squad.
The funds will be put to good use purchasing two horses and a power washer for the barn. In honour of the donor, the Mounted Squad has announced that they will be naming one of the new horses “London” (he is the horse on the right).
We thank London Drugs for their support.
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