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Seniors help seniors needing rides
A group of Cowichan seniors that raised $5,000 has really showcased what the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation organization’s all about.
The group raised money for their Supported Transportation program which sees rides for seniors to medical-related appointments.
“This is really an awesome feat and exactly our philosophy: ‘Help me help myself,’” said CSCF’s Carol Hunt.
“The Supported Transportation program is now a huge success and we have over 200 clients registered. It is to help seniors get to medically-related appointments and services. There are 15 registered volunteer drivers.”
Every May, the CSCF hosts a Seniors Round Up event where fundraising and good fun is the name of the game.
“The Seniors Round Up held last May 26 (saw) over $5,000 raised by Team Meadows towards the Supported Transportation program. They did this various ways over a few months and came with this remarkable donation. Many of their residents at Sunridge Place use the service and they wanted to help give back.”
This year’s event theme was Indy 500 and it was attended by about 60 seniors and their families and supporters.
“We are going to launch the theme for the Seniors Round Up for 2014 to be held Sunday, May 26 again at the Cow Exhibition’s Mellor Hall. It will be Under The Big Top, so a circus theme.
“There will be at least five teams and the challenge is on for the largest number of Loonies collected for the Loonie Challenge (this is the fundraising part, done by the seniors over several months),” said Hunt.