Londons donate proceeds from rib and chicken dinner

 

Nancy Ferguson from Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program accepts a $3,500 cheque from George and Cindy London.

Nancy Ferguson from Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program accepts a $3,500 cheque from George and Cindy London.

Rick Petrasovic accepts his 50/50 winnings - $2,260 from the Londons.

Rick Petrasovic accepts his 50/50 winnings – $2,260 from the Londons.

By RTT Staff

 

The organizers of a rib and chicken dinner held in August have come forth and donated the proceeds from the event.

George and Cindy London presented a $3,500 cheque to the Canadian Tire “Jumpstart” program last Friday evening at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 157, the same venue where the fundraising dinner was held. Canadian Tire employee Nancy Ferguson said the money will stay local, noting that hockey players are already being fitted for equipment thanks to the program. She offered thanks on behalf of the store and its dealer, Jeff Levy.

“This is an awesome amount,” said Ferguson.

The August 9 fundraiser saw approximately 150 people attend, said George, and was the second year the event was presented. This year’s fundraiser was held in August with the 2013 dinner being presented in October.

“We were kids who couldn’t afford to go into sports,” said George. “This is why we do this.”

The Londons thanked Royal Canadian Legion Br. 157 for allowing the event to be held there, with plans already underway for next year’s dinner.

Cindy said she grew up in an orphanage and in foster homes and that is another reason she wants to keep holding the dinners. It is a way for them to give back, she explained, and recalled doing whatever she could so her daughter being enrolled in ballet and her son in floor hockey when she was a single mother. Cindy added her daughter is now a ballet instructor.

The Londons also presented a $2,260 cheque to Rick Petrasovic, the winner of that evening’s 50/50 draw.

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