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Berwick on the Lake residents Sheila Carter, left, Esther Chisholm, Joan Paterson, Inez Gordon and Ruth Goodwin roll some change for the Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Pennies for Presents campaign while recreation assistant Allison Kennett, behind, looks on. - JENN McGARRIGLE/The News Bulletin
Berwick on the Lake residents Sheila Carter, left, Esther Chisholm, Joan Paterson, Inez Gordon and Ruth Goodwin roll some change for the Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Pennies for Presents campaign while recreation assistant Allison Kennett, behind, looks on.
— image credit: JENN McGARRIGLE/The News Bulletin

Berwick on the Lake residents Sheila Carter, left, Esther Chisholm, Joan Paterson, Inez Gordon and Ruth Goodwin roll some change for the Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Pennies for Presents campaign while recreation assistant Allison Kennett, behind, looks on.

Thanks in part to the many volunteer hours Berwick residents spent rolling pennies, the campaign raised more than $8,100 this holiday season.

The money is given to three charities – the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, the Salvation Army and the Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club – to ensure local children have a present under the tree and their families have all the fixings needed to celebrate Christmas.

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