50/50 winners Ali Thornton and Tim Martin accept cheque from Rotary president Peter Faulkner.

A little help goes a long way

Winners of Rotary 50/50 draw appreciate monetary gain

  • May. 15, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Sooke held it’s annual Spring Fair and Auction on Saturday, May 4 and it was once again a huge success thanks to the people of Sooke.

The 50/50 pot grew to $991 and the lucky winners are Ali Thornton and Tim Martin.

President Peter Faulkner had the pleasure of presenting the winners with a cheque on May 10, and he is happy to report that the money will be put to very good use. Ali Thornton’s father had open heart surgery on February 25 and suffered a stroke on March 25. While he is recovering nicely, Ali and Tim have been helping him through the past few months.

At the same time Ali’s mom, who is suffering from Alzheimers disease, was admitted to Ayre Manor after spending 33 days in hospital waiting for placement.

Ali and Tim work full time seven days a week running the Sooke River Campground, and the extra driving and extra meals over the past few months have been a bit of a burden.

Needless to say, Ali and Tim were excited to receive the money, and the Rotary Club of Sooke is happy to have helped two more deserving members of the Sooke community.

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