(Photo courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon.)

(Photo courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon.)

Lions club hosts 50/50 fundraising raffle for Easter Seals

The Ladysmith Lions Club is selling 50/50 online raffle tickets to help support Easter Seals camps and Easter Seals House.

“We’re very excited to join this virtual fundraiser for a second time and help raise funds for one of our club projects,” said Eric Mah, Ladysmith Lions Club President. “Last spring’s raffle came to $33,250.”

With every ticket purchased, funding will ensure campers receive onsite support, receive healthy meals and snacks and have access, equipment and supplies for a full camp program, whether it’s in person or virtually, according to Easter Seals BC/Yukon.

“Easter Seals camps provide a lot of fun and skills to campers with disabilities. There are three physical camps for kids and adults with disabilities across the province and they also have virtual camps and year-round online classes,” Mah said. “For people in our community needed to travel to Vancouver for medical treatment, they also provide a home away from home at Easter Seals House, which is located close to all the hospitals.”

To purchase a ticket, you must be 19 years or older and a resident of B.C. The winning ticket will be drawn at noon on Nov. 17.

Raffle tickets are on sale for three for $10, 15 for $20, 35 for $40 and 100 for $100 and will be available for purchase until midnight Nov. 16 at Eastersealsbc.com.

Easter Seals BC/Yukon is one of B.C.’s legacy charities and is operated by the BC Lions Society for children with disabilities to help children with diverse abilities. Over six decades, the society said it has helped over one million families in need through transportation services, child health research, Easter Seals summer camps, Easter Seals House, post-secondary bursaries at seven regional colleges or universities, community access services and patient care programs. The society relies on its donors to fund its programs and services.


 

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