Bre­anna Clarke raises over $3,500 for Janeway

Nine-year-old has been fundrais­ing for four years

Northern Pen - - FRONT PAGE - BY STEPHEN ROBERTS

MAIN BROOK, NL – The gen­eros­ity and ini­tia­tive of young Bre­anna Clarke has in­spired her com­mu­nity and the whole area to give money to chil­dren in need.

This year, the nine-year-old from Main Brook raised $3,560 for the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. It has been her most suc­cess­ful year since she started fundrais­ing for the hos­pi­tal four years ago.

Bre­anna’s walk-a-thon for the Janeway tends to be the big draw, though this year fewer peo­ple were out for it due to other events tak­ing place around the same time. The event was held in Main Brook May 13.

Bre­anna has been fundrais­ing since Jan­uary with a bingo, a rum­mage sale, tick­ets on a gift bas­ket, and a 50/50 draw from the Main Brook Fire De­part­ment.

Through all that hard work and or­ga­niz­ing, she was able to help the Janeway with a hand­some sum of money.

Bre­anna started fundrais­ing af­ter watch­ing the Janeway Telethon at age five. Ac­cord­ing to her mother, Regina Brom­leyClarke, with tears in her eyes she asked, “Mom, can I help?”

Regina sug­gested fundrais- ing, ex­plain­ing the Janeway can use the money for equip­ment and sup­plies.

The next year, af­ter Christ­mas, ev­ery­thing took off.

Her goal at the time was to hit the $10,000 mark in four years. She’s ex­ceeded this, hav­ing raised $10,990.

Bre­anna’s slo­gan ev­ery year is “Thank you for help­ing me help the Janeway.” With all the sup­port she re­ceived from her com­mu­nity, the Great North­ern Penin­sula, and fam­ily from Labrador City to Al­berta, she got a lot of help in a big way.

She wished to thank ev­ery­one for their help in her fundrais­ing.

“The gen­eros­ity is un­real,” says her mother.

Bre­anna Clarke proudly leads the group of walk­ers who came out to sup­port the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Par­tic­i­pants in Bre­anna’s walk, in­clud­ing the RCMP and the Main Brook Fire De­part­ment.

PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY REGINA BROMLEY-CLARKE

Nine-year-old Bre­anna Clarke demon­strates her sup­port for the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal by walk­ing. For the past four years, Bre­anna has or­ga­nized fundrais­ers and a walk for the Janeway. This year, she raised over $3,500.

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