BJ Meeker and Helena Tetteroo with Mount Cheam Lions Club present a cheque for $1,671 to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place in Abbotsford on Dec. 22, 2020. (Submitted)

BJ Meeker and Helena Tetteroo with Mount Cheam Lions Club present a cheque for $1,671 to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place in Abbotsford on Dec. 22, 2020. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Lions donate $1,671 to Canuck Place in Abbotsford through raffle

Raffle prizes were all handmade wooden items by Mount Cheam Lions Club member Al Cain

A Chilliwack raffle for an Abbotsford children’s hospice centre brought in more than $1,500 last week.

The Mount Cheam Lions held a raffle to raise money for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Dave Lede House (Abbotsford). A total of $1,671 was raised and handed over to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place on Dec. 22.

The raffle was for three handmade wooden items created by Mount Cheam Lions member, Al Cain.

First prize was a 54-inch mahogany bench which went to Cristen Gleeson. Second prize went to Cherie McDiarmid who won an inlaid wooden jewelry box with interior dividers and a removable tray. And third prize was a starburst circular wooden key catcher won by Judy Swerdferger.

The $1,671 raised will cover more than half of a day of respite care at Dave Lede House in Abbotsford. Nearly 50 per cent of Canuck Place’s 818 families call the Fraser Valley region home.

“The Mount Cheam Lions want to thank the people of Chilliwack and surrounding areas who bought raffle tickets to help us raise money for Canuck Place in Abbotsford,” said Lions member Helena Tetteroo. “With your kindness, you have supported our community through this very trying time of COVID.”

RELATED: Mt. Cheam Lions Club ready for food drive to benefit Chilliwack Food Bank


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These handmade items by Al Cain were the prizes for the Mount Cheam Lions Club raffle benefitting Canuck Place in Abbotsford. (Submitted)

These handmade items by Al Cain were the prizes for the Mount Cheam Lions Club raffle benefitting Canuck Place in Abbotsford. (Submitted)

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