A Christmas shopping event for women has successfully raised awareness and funds for local healthcare.

Girls Night Out in the Valley featured local vendors, music, makeovers and more at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre Friday night. All proceeds went to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation, which includes the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, the Valley Manor and Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care.

Last week, 106.5 Moose FM Barry’s Bay partnered with Girls Night Out in the Valley to raise $234 for the foundation through an in-studio and online auction featuring products from local vendors.