Development centre hosts telethon

NANAIMO – Musicians, dancers and local celebrities will help Child Development Centre raise money during its inaugural telethon.

Musicians, dancers and local celebrities will help Nanaimo Child Development Centre raise money during its inaugural telethon.

Set for Sept. 29, noon to 8 p.m., at the Port Theatre, the event will be broadcast on Shaw TV and feature entertainment, interviews with staff and families of the centre.

The centre is a registered charity non-profit organization which has provided individualized services for children and their families since 1967. Last year, nearly 1,800 children from Nanaimo and surrounding communities received free services and therapies. There are currently 326 children on the waitlist.

Local businesses, service clubs, schools and individuals who wish to get involved are encouraged to take up fundraising early in the year, and present a cheque on-air during the broadcast in September. In addition to cheque presentations, telephone lines will be set up to receive pledges.

Sponsorship packages, volunteer information, and fundraising toolkits are available. Please contact steven@nanaimocdc.com, 250-753-0251, ext: 264. Please visit www.nanaimocdc.com/telethon  for more information.