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Cheating is allowed at the Grands ‘n’ More Winnipeg Scrabble for Africa fundraiser.
The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., April 20 at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Avenue.
"It’s really not for serious Scrabble players…you can cheat at this particular game," said Elizabeth Bryan, co-chair for Grands ‘n’ More awareness.
"If you need a letter you can buy one for $2," Bryan said, adding a cheat-sheet or help from two visiting members of Winnipeg’s Grannies Gone Global, who will suggest Aboriginal words, will cost $5.
The group, one of 245 grandmother groups across Canada, is raising funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
The campaign helps African grandmothers struggling to care for children orphaned by AIDS.
Bryan said last year almost 100 people came out and they raised $16,000 for the cause, which provides grandmothers with the ability to support themselves and ensures the orphaned children are able to attend school.
Pledges of $25 are required to join in the "non-competitive" Scrabble fundraiser, Bryan said. People can register to play by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or they can just show up and hope there’s a chair left. More information about Grands ‘n’ More Winnipeg is online at: