Fire­fight­ers Di­vert Mo­torists for Cancer Re­search

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

OnSatur­day af­ter­noon, May 28th, many mo­torists trav­el­ing down Duf­ferin Street found them­selves sign­ing up for an un­planned and im­promptu car wash, as Stanstead fire­fight­ers, with trucks flank­ing the street, waved down driv­ers in an at­tempt to raise money for cancer re­search.

Fire­fight­ers James Runci­men, Chris Good­sell, and Scott For­est were sta­tioned in the mid­dle of the street, wav­ing down cars and di­vert­ing them into the Manoir Stanstead drive­way, where a team was busily wash­ing cars for a wor­thy cause. Also on site were the wives and friends of lo­cal fire­fight­ers of­fer­ing cheer­ful en­cour­age­ment and sup­port. Whether you wanted a car wash or not was ir­rel­e­vant, as the en­er­getic group good na­turedly per­suaded most of us to pull over, or at least reach into our pock­ets and do­nate money. I found my­self emp­ty­ing my ash tray of change into a reg­u­la­tion fireman boot po­litely of­fered in my car win­dow, money nor­mally slot­ted for emer­gency fixes of Tim Hor­ton’s cof­fee. I guess it has been given to a more wor­thy cause.

In to­tal, the depart­ment raised $1,455 in one af­ter­noon. Fire­fight­ers re­port that this is their first fundraiser of this na­ture and they are very pleased with its’ suc­cess. All pro­ceeds from the event are to be do­nated to the Re­lay for Life cancer re­search fund.

Scott For­est, Chris Good­sell and James Runci­men di­vert mo­torists into car wash for cancer re­search drive.

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