Fund-raiser by Cranberry and North Cedar fire departments

A beer, burger, band and silent auction benefit for one of their members.

Cranberry and North Cedar Fire Departments are sponsoring a beer, burger, band and silent auction benefit for one of their members.

Dean Lambert is “embarking on an independent-living chapter of his life,” says a release.

“Until now Dean’s amazing mother has been providing for his care, but due to health reasons she is no longer able to do so,” the release says. “Sadly, Dean must now transition to a new way of living.”

Although confined to a wheelchair Dean has contributed his time as a radio operator and dispatcher with Cranberry Fire Department for many years.

“He has always been an enthusiastic and cheerful member of the Department and is very proud of his ability to contribute in so many ways: in turn we are proud to support him in his endeavors,” says the release.

Local businesses are being asked to donate to the silent auction.

“We greatly appreciate the services you provide and are even more appreciative of your support,” the release says. “All contributors will have their business name displayed during our event to advertise their support, not only to our cause but to the community.”

For more information contact Sarah Crichton at 250-739-8914 or spc@shaw.ca.

The benefit will be held at Cedar Community Hall, Nov. 14. Doors will open at 3 p.m.