Clarence-Rockland residents tuned in to raise more than half a million dollars on March 24 towards the reconstruction of a local long-term care facility.
The second radio-telethon for the Centre d’Accueil Roger-Séguin in Clarence Creek raised $511,110 for the $10 million campaign. The total cost of rebuilding the facility and making sure it meets provincial regulations is estimated at $35 million.
The radio-telethon was broadcast live on Unique-FM and TVC-22 from the Salle Optimiste. Entertainment was provided by 21 local entertainers and food was provided for the audience by Rosalynn’s Bistro. Jean-François Dion and Marie-Clo were master’s of ceremonies for the event and many volunteers helped with the broadcast.
“It is a great message of love the local population has given us this year,” said Centre d’Accueil Roger-Séguin Administrator Joanne Henri.
“We attained our goal, and we are one step closer to our ultimate goal of $10 million,” Henri added.
In addition to the radio-telethon, the facility recently started the “Do you have your brick?” campaign to also raise funds for the reconstruction project.
Plans are already being made for next year’s radio-telethon, and it is never too late to donate, even though this year’s event is over. Donations can be made online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/centre-daccueil-roger-seguin/ or by calling 613-446-6037.