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This article was published 14/7/2015 (2102 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A recent fundraiser spearheaded by four young Norwood Flats residents has been hailed a freewheeling success.
Madeline Hiebert; Lizzie Rochon; Bennet Rochon; and Kyleigh Moffatt held their 2015 Wheelathon event on the morning of June 28. Proceeds will go to the Mukanzo Orphanage Foundation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa to help with food, clothing, shelter, and other needs.
Participants were asked to bring along his or her own set of wheels, a helmet, and an entry fee of $10. The four organizers also pounded the pavement and knocked on numerous doors in the neighbourhood to bolster their fundraising total. At press time, the quartet had raised $2,282, smashing last year’s tally of almost $900 at their inaugural wheelathon. More than 60 people turned out for last month’s event, and 49 of them participated on their wheels.
Madeline, Lizzie, Bennet, and Kyleigh hope to go from strength to strength and are planning on holding a third event next year.
The Lance community journalist
Simon Fuller is the community journalist for The Lance. Canstar’s senior reporter, he joined the team in June 2009 to write for The Sou’wester, which was then the new paper in the Canstar family.