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Island Queen comes to County in support of children in need

Cruise-for-Kids-1-SdWNearly 250 people set sail on the Island Queen for a tour out of Picton Harbour last week in support of the Children’s Foundation.

A charitable arm of the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society, two fundraising cruises were held to raise funds for the “Playing for Keeps” program for County children and youth.

Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson

Playing for Keeps helps children join in on activities such as sports or learning to play an instrument.

Those on board also supported the cause through silent auctions, donations and general sponsorship, said Kate Anderson, program co-ordinator with the foundation.

“We are very happy with how our first event went in Prince Edward County and are looking forward to another successful event next year,” said Anderson. “Together we are helping one child at a time.”

The foundation is best known in the County for its support of the Angel Tree campaign which has been assisting local families under the leadership of Susan Rose, for more than 30 years.

The foundation also helps families in need to send their children to summer camps and provides bursaries to students in care of the children’s aid to help them pursue post-secondary education.

For information on the The Children’s Foundation, visit www.thechildrensfoundation.ca

 

The afternoon cruise was also enjoyed by County youngsters who shown here enjoying refreshments.

The afternoon cruise was also enjoyed by youth shown here enjoying refreshments.

The foundation's cruise committee members take a moment to pose for a photo onboard the ship. Susan deWolfe photos

The foundation’s cruise committee members – including Sarah Moffatt, Debbie Tremblay, Rozanna MacInnes, Kate Anderson, Becky Williams, Susan Rose and Connie Reid – take a moment to pose for a photo onboard the ship. Susan deWolfe photos

 

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