Sept 28 - The annual Wishmaker Walk For Wishes was again a huge success raising $6,150 for the Children’s Wish Foundation. Organizers were pleased with how the day turned out and that money was raised for such a great cause.
“Absolutely (we were happy) being that the SPCA walk was going on today we had a really great turnout and I can’t believe the amount raised,” event organizer Dorthy Moore said.
The success made it so the Moore is aiming higher for the future.
“It just makes you think, I think there was 50 people here today and they can raise $6,000 imagine what 200 can do. So we will aim higher and higher each year,” she said.
There were so many people who contributed to making the event a success including Maggie Puttick, Chantal’s Cakes, Boston Pizza, all of the sponsors and participants.
“A huge thank you to all of them,” Moore said.
The Melfort Mustangs, Melfort RCMP and Melfort Ambulance Care also donated their time. With the Mustangs playing floor hockey following the walk.
“I have to say I was so pleased with the Melfort Mustangs’ attitude and they stuck around and they were so polite,” she explained.
Janel Fidyk discussed with the crowd how the Children’s Wish Foundation helped her through granting her wish.
“To get my wish granted meant that even though I was sick meant that dreams can come true,” Fidyk said.
The Children’s Wish Foundation is very special to Fidyk.
“It gives hope and something to look forward to,” Fidyk said.
She was granted two wishes because her illness created extenuating circumstances.
“The first one we couldn’t really go on it, that was when I was younger and I was really sick so it was unfortunate that I ended up having to come back,” Fidyk said.
The top individual fundraiser was Angie Stevenson, while the top group fundraiser was the Myhre Munchkins.