March 27, 2018—Students at seven elementary schools demonstrated care for their community through a fundraising activity. They participated in school-based dodgeball tournaments and raised money for the Child Bereavement Fund of the Belleville General Hospital Foundation.
The tournaments happened on March 8 and 9, 2018 during Random Acts of Kindness Week. They were connected to a local event called the Butterfly Run which raises funds to support families who have experienced loss during a pregnancy or the loss of a young child. The students raised $3,078 for the cause.
Canteens were set up at some schools, with music and teamwork making for an active, fun day.
Two founding members of the Butterfly Run, Loralee McInroy and Barb Matteucci, were at the Harmony Public School event and spoke with Intermediate students about the importance of the cause.
Thank you to students and staff from the participating schools:
- Harmony Public School
- Kente Public School
- Park Dale School
- Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)
- Trent River Public School
- Tyendinaga Public School
- York River Public School
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]