Cards fall for Haven

The cards were dealt, the bids were made and Nanaimo’s Haven Society came away the big winner.

Sarah Dymock

Sarah Dymock

The cards were dealt, the bids were made and Nanaimo’s Haven Society came away the big winner.

Close to 90 people took part in the 13th annual Bridge for Haven tournament, raising $6,571 for Haven programs.

“The Bridge for Haven event is one of the biggest and longest running third-party fundraisers for Haven Society,” said Sarah Dymock, Haven’s resource development coordinator. “We are thrilled at the longevity of the event and are overwhelmed by the generosity of attendees every year.”

Haven Society provides services to women, children, youth, and families who have experienced violence.

Every year more than 3,500 women and children in the mid Vancouver Island area seek support to deal with issues of physical abuse, sexual abuse and violence.

Haven’s programs provide everything from shelter, emotional support, counselling, advocacy, court accompaniment, and most importantly a safe place to begin healing from the abuse.

For more information on Haven Society, please go to www.havensociety.com.