For 25 years the Exploits Valley subchapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation has been holding walks to raise funds to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in this province.
This year walks were held in Bishop’s Falls and Grand Falls-Windsor. Almost $3,500 was raised in Bishop’s Falls, and more than $4,000 in Grand Falls-Windsor. That brings the total raised in Grand Falls-Windsor since 1997 to $216,804.51 and $72,961.90 in Bishop’s Falls since 1998. To date, the Exploits Valley subchapter has granted 43 wishes including three this year – Sammijo travelled to Disney World; Belle received a swimming pool; and Colby travelling to Disney World. They also have three additional wishes in the works.