Telethon supports Nanaimo Child Development Centre

NANAIMO – Fundraiser aims to eliminate wait list for 264 children.

The third annual Nanaimo Child Development Centre Telethon is aiming even higher this year.

The event, which airs Sunday (Oct. 4), noon to 8 p.m., on Shaw TV from the Port Theatre, features performances by local musicians, dancers and youth groups, as well as prize giveaways, local celebrity appearances and informative interviews with staff and families of the centre. Scheduled to appear are Ian Perry, John Gogo, Paul Gogo, Bobs and LoLo, and Pacific Code.

The fundraiser aims to help eliminate the centre’s current wait list of 264 children.

“Money raised helps provide programs and services to children in our community while reducing the wait list for these services” said Erica Horsfield, communications officer at the centre.

The event raised $28,437.50 in its inaugural year and $170,000 in 2014.

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