Posted by Lyle Goodin on Dec 18, 2018
On November 20, 2018 Erin McLean from Children's Wish Canada visited our Club to tell us about the organization.  She shared with us the mission of Children's Wish and related a couple of heart-warming stories about how wishes granted by Children's Wish can make such an incredibly positive difference in the lives of children faced with life threatening diseases and their families.  Wishes can be large or they can be small but Erin advised us that the average cost of a wish is about $10,000 because wishes involve the whole family, not just the child.  The Rotary Club of Bowmanville was so inspired by Erin's presentation that we invited her back to our December 18, 2018 meeting to present her with a cheque for $10,000 - the average cost of a wish.  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge that the funds for this donation came from a rather significant bequest to our Club by the late Mary Fletcher.  Mary had been a long-time supporter of Bowmanville Rotary's initiatives involving children and what better way to acknowledge legacy her than through a donation to Children's Wish.
Bowmanville Rotary President John Burns presents a cheque for $10,000 to Erin McLean from Children's Wish Canada