Children benefit from fundraiser

NANAIMO – Artisans and vintage vendors fair will raise cash to help children through Lifeline program.

Blossoms Artisan and Vintage Craft Fair at Bayview Elementary School will raise cash to help children through the Lifeline program.

The program, which has been operating for several years and focuses on Bayview Elementary and John Barsby Community School, helps children by filling in the gaps with children missing key elements in their lives, such as adult role models, stable social environments or food and other necessities.

“So that they can succeed in life, that’s what the goal is,” said Sher Matsen, Lifeline spokeswoman.

The volunteer-run organization relies on donations and fundraisers for most of its operating revenue. This weekend’s event happens at Bayview this Sunday (Oct. 5) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We have about 15 hand-picked artisans and vintage sellers, so the shopping experience is going to be kind of unique and there’s tons of door prizes,” Matsen said.

There will also be music entertainment.

Admission is by donation and all proceeds, door prize ticket sales and vendor table fees support the Lifeline program.

“We hope people come out and support the cause because it’s a very worthy cause for the kids,” Matsen said.

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