Organizers hope to exceed last years fundraising total to aid sick kids
AMHERST - Making a wish come true for sick children was the focus on Sunday when various organizations and individuals gathered at the Amherst Curling Club to take part in the annual Walk for Wishes.
"We have a larger turnout for the walk than we have had in previous years," Ellen Myatt, a volunteer at the event, said, adding that they are hoping to meet or exceed last year's total of $5,000.
Though a final total of money raised won't be available until sometime Monday, the Amherst junior A Ramblers hockey team presented funds they had raised in the sum of $807, the Lions Club presented $300, the Lionesses presented $200 and the air cadets presented $756 in funds they had raised.
Christina Whitenect from Avon Canada was selling angel figurines, with half of the proceeds going to the Children's Wish Foundation.
"There are 13 managers throughout Atlantic Canada representing 13 districts where the figurines are being sold," Whitenect said.
"The goal for the Avon figurines is to raise $5,000 at each district."
George Baker, member of the organizing committee said the reason a total won't be available until Monday because there are still pledges to be collected.
Following the parade there was free hot dogs and juice available at the curling club.
If you know a child you would like to have on the wish list or for more information on the Children's Wish Foundation, contact Baker at 694-4950.