Long weekend in Peterborough raises $8,200 for the LLSC!

May 22, 2013 at 7:08pm


Over the long weekend, Locals 175 & 633 took part in Peterborough Cares, a city-wide fundraiser that encourages the community to help raise money for a variety of charities through a number of events.

Locals 175 & 633, along with Morello’s YIG, hosted a number of events over the weekend to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Local Union members from a number of area workplaces and volunteers helped run a car wash, barbecue great food, sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts, hold a silent auction and collect money at the doors to Morello’s YIG.

Thanks to their hard work volunteers and the generosity of the public, the event raised $8,200.

Spike, the Leukemia Fighter, was on hand to entertain everyone and luckily everyone was treated to great weather throughout the weekend. Ted Dawes, who retired from his annual ‘Ted on the Roof’ fundraiser a couple of years ago, dropped by with his family to lend a hand too. This is the 12th year the Local Union and Morello’s YIG have worked together to host a fundraiser in Peterborough on the May 24 long weekend.

This event would not be the success it is without the generosity and continued support over the years of our volunteers, YIG owner Dave Morello, his family and customers, and Minute Maid.

The Peterborough Cares event began in 2012. Local businesses and community organizations compete to see who can raise the most money for their charity. UFCW Locals 175 & 633 won the competition in 2012.