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Lily Pad Cruisers celebrate 20th Anniversary with donation to support palliative care

Submitted by the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation

The Lily Pad Cruisers have donated funds to support palliative care in Selkirk, to help provide comfort and quality of life for individuals and families facing life-limiting illness. This year, they are donating $1,500 to the cause. The club has donated to a variety of local organizations including the Selkirk food bank, soup kitchens, and the MS Society.

Dale Hiscock from the Lily Pad Cruisers says the club has been supporting palliative care since 2003.

“We have donated a total of $2,675 towards Selkirk Palliative Care between 2003 and 2008. We are pleased to donate $1,500 to the program this year.”

The Lily Pad Cruisers established their car club in Petersfield in 2000. It started with seven members and grew to more than 80 very quickly. Members meet throughout the summer and their annual car show on the second Saturday each July in Petersfield attracts more than 130 cars. The public is always welcome to stop by and admire the vehicles.

Executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation Pamela McCallum acknowledges the group’s work and is grateful for their generosity.

“We couldn’t be more grateful for the Lily Pad Cruisers’ generosity. Each and every donation the foundation receives is hard at work enhancing local, dedicated patient and resident care.”

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information visit www.iehf.ca or contact Pamela McCallum, executive director at (204) 785-7044. For more information on the Lily Pad Cruisers please visit www.lilypadcruisers.ca.

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