The Lloydminster Parade of Lights has raised $23,700 for the Lloydminster Hospital.
The money will go towards paying for two biliblankets for the maternity ward which will help treat babies with jaundice. The rest of the funds will go towards work development and the pediatric services division at the hospital.
Parade of Lights President Ryan LeBlanc says the donations will have an impact at the Lloydminster Hospital.
“I think they’re going to be excellent. I think it’s going to help parents be able to bond with their baby without having to watch them through a machine or having to lay underneath the lights. They can actually physically hold their newborns now. It’s going to be better for for everybody.”
The parade also raised a truck box full of toy donations for the Lloydminster Sexual Assault Centre as well as some food donations for the Salvation Army. LeBlanc says the parade saw larger attendance numbers than last year despite the bitter cold.
“It was crazy, when we got out on the parade route seeing all the people still out in the cold all bundled up was just awesome to see. Overall, the attendance was just fantastic.”
LeBlanc says they have big plans 4th Parade of Lights, which they will begin work on in February.