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Newman event raises $33,000
The Lake rallied for one of its own this weekend.
Lake Cowichan’s Darlene Pohn says Saturday’s community fundraiser for the Newman family could be a record-breaker for the town, with over $33,644 raised and about 300 folks turned out for the beef dip and beverage shindig.
The fundraiser packed the Cowichan Lake Centennial Hall and was organized in about 12 days, said Pohn. Well-known community members, Anne and Dick Newman’s son, Charlie Newman, remains in hospital following an ugly accident on Highway 18 Sept. 16.
The monies raised will help Charlie’s family get through his road to recovery.
Organizers are also asking people to consider donating blood.
For more information, go to: www.blood.ca