RCMP’s Wishtree cam­paign raises $12,000

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The RCMP’s an­nual Wishtree cam­paign, held last De­cem­ber, raised an es­ti­mated $12,000 in 2010 to go to­wards the Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion of Canada.

Six de­tach­ments, in­clud­ing those in Har­bour Grace and Bay Roberts, raised funds to help red bulbs on the Wishtree turn white. The event started in Har­bour Grace in 1991 and was launched provin­cially in 2000. It has raised $227,840 since its in­cep­tion.

The Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion grants wishes to chil­dren ages three-to-17 that face life-threat­en­ing ill­ness. Since 1984, the foun­da­tion has granted wishes to 16,000 chil­dren, and this year it ex­pects to grant 1,000 new ones.

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