SHELLDALE FAMILY GATEWAY
Shelldale Household Gateway is happy to announce that their first ever Household Enjoyable-Raiser was an amazing success, elevating $14,000 for the group’s Youth and Neighborhood Packages.
“After we launched the fundraising thought to the neighborhood, we had been overwhelmed by the response. By way of sponsorships and donations, now we have raised $14,000, far exceeding our purpose of $7,500,” says Shelldale Household Gateway Government Director, Diana Boal. “These funds will go immediately in direction of our applications that assist the varied wants of youngsters, youth and households in our neighborhood.”
The occasion launched on July 1 with a Zoom name the place Shelldale Household Gateway challenged communities throughout Guelph to get lively all through the summer season. Households, youngsters, teenagers and adults had been requested to participate in every day workouts and observe their progress. Individuals logged their weekly exercise and despatched of their progress to be entered in for attracts for prizes every week.
Response to the health problem far exceeded a key goal for participation, with 36 households and 167 youngsters and youth from Shelldale’s every day summer season camp days collaborating. Kids as younger as three, teenagers and adults all took on the health problem with exercise periods developed by age class.
Kym Riley, proprietor of Aware Actions Studio developed the exercises. “Alongside together with her son Porter, Kym was instrumental in offering us with the course we wanted to create enjoyable, wholesome and attainable exercises that individuals may watch on our web site or comply with alongside by way of written directions that Kym supplied,” says Boal. “Whereas the health problem was for 4 weeks, now we have heard from individuals that they’ll proceed to do the exercises as a result of they had been a lot enjoyable, particularly the duck stroll.”
In response to the challenges and social isolation households have been dealing with in the course of the pandemic, Shelldale Household Gateway’s fundraising committee, chaired by Board member Sharron Riley-Persson, needed to create an occasion that will encourage households throughout Guelph to get lively, enhance their psychological well being and have some much-needed enjoyable. “That’s how the Household Enjoyable-Raiser happened,” explains Riley-Persson.
As quickly because the occasion was launched, assist got here flooding in. “Not solely did households enthusiastically participate, native companies had been keen to indicate their assist. From sponsorships, prize donations and media assist, it was clear from the beginning that our neighborhood believes within the nice work Shelldale Household Gateway does for youngsters, youth and households within the Onward Willow neighbourhood. We’re extremely grateful for our sponsors’ assist and may’t thank them sufficient for serving to us virtually double our fundraising purpose.”
The Shelldale Household Gateway Household Enjoyable-Raiser was successful due to Platinum Medal Sponsor Rona Guelph, Gold Medal Sponsor Rotary Membership of Guelph, and Silver Medal Sponsors Riley Monetary Group, SR-P Creations Gourmand Catering, INSITU and Skyline.
Bronze Medal Sponsors embody Jap Farm Equipment Restricted, Guelph Police Affiliation, Home of Worship & Prayer Christian Centre, the Greg Persson Household and Rishan and Leanne Sathasivam. And Prize Sponsors included Pizzaville, Harvey’s, SR-P Creations Gourmand Catering and Wellington Brewery.
“We’d wish to additionally thank our Media Sponsors Magic 106.1 and 1460 CJOY for serving to us unfold the phrase about our fundraiser via commercials and interviews. This made an unimaginable distinction in elevating consciousness about how Shelldale Household Gateway enriches the lives of households and kids in our neighborhood,” says Boal.
Because of the overwhelming response from the neighborhood, Shelldale Household Gateway hopes to make this an annual fundraiser.
For highlights from the Household Enjoyable-Raiser go to shelldale.ca/family-fun-raiser or contact Diana Boal at [email protected]