Hagersville Lions make donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Hagersville Lions make donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters
HAGERSVILLE—The Hagersville Lions presented a cheque in the amount of $2,520 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haldimand Norfolk on June 3, 2020. Funds raised included a special donation from Harwil Farms Mobile Feed Ltd. (the Metcalfe family). Anna Reu, Director of Services for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Haldimand and Norfolk, received the total donation from Hagersville Lions Tim Otterman and Dan Matten. —Haldimand Press photos by Kaitlyn Clark.

By Kaitlyn Clark

The Haldimand Press

HAGERSVILLE—The Hagersville Lions were able to donate $2,520 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haldimand and Norfolk on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

The Lions raised $520 of this amount, and the remainder came from a directed donation from Harwil Farms Mobile Feeds Ltd.

“We are extremely happy to have received that donation for such a worthy cause,” said Hagersville Lions President Dan Matten. He noted that Lion Doug Donovan has been focussing his efforts on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haldimand and Norfolk, adding, “To have young people helped and guided by others is a blessing. It can change lives. We hope this (donation) can help (Big Brothers Big Sisters) get through this difficult time.”

Shown above, Lion Jeanie Arthur presented Wendy and Jamie Metcalfe with a plaque in recognition of their donation.

Anna Reu, Director of Services for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haldimand and Norfolk, couldn’t stop saying ‘thank you’ as she accepted the donation.

“This is huge. It’s a COVID gift,” said Reu. “You folks (the Hagersville Lions) have been coming to our fundraisers every year to support us.”

Reu spoke of the struggles the organization has had during COVID-19 and the importance of the relationships built by their program to “ignite potential” in the youth they serve.

She added, “This (donation) is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Wendy Metcalfe and her daughter Jamie attended the cheque presentation on behalf of Harwil Farms.

“We wanted to support the Lions and in turn the community,” said Wendy. Jamie added that after a discussion with the Lions, they agreed that Big Brothers Big Sisters would be “the most beneficial” use of the funds.

Leave a comment

Send a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *