A special 50/50 was held at the Banger Bingo event held in Unity this past weekend. The event was put on by the Kin Klub of Unity, and president of the Kin Klub of Unity Nora Aldred explains what the 50/50 proceeds went to.
“There's a family in town that has a disabled child, and as he's getting older, it's getting harder and harder for them to transport him into a vehicle as well as his equipment. So, they are getting a van, but they just need help with some of the funding for it. So, we went and did the 50/50 and we'll be giving the proceeds of that to them.”
The family is the Baes one and their 5-year-old son Gabriel who uses a Rifton Activity chair or special stroller for daily mobility. Gabriel requires regular medical appointments and hospital stays in Saskatoon. Currently his parents must transfer Gabriel to a special car seat and then load up the other two heavy mobility aids which is exhausting. So, they are raising funds for the purchase of a mobility van. As the cost for the van is significant, the Kin Klub of Unity helped with fundraising, with the 50/50 draw’s profit being donated to the baes family’s van fund. A special thank you went out to the North West Terminal who guaranteed a minimum $1000 prize.
The Kin Klub of Unity is also helping out with Remembrance Day activities for the local Legion, as Aldred explains.
“This week we are going to be helping out the Legion. We have 100 solar panels that we will be setting out along the cenotaph and the pathway to it.”
As for the Banger Bingo event itself, Aldred said there were about 140 people in attendance.
The Kin Klub of Unity is also getting ready for a special Santa’s Hut during the first week of December. West Central Online will have more on that in the coming weeks.