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What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?

Churchill Public School Walk for Sudbury Maison Vale Hospice

When a parent on the Churchill School Council introduced Churchill Public School to the Sudbury Maison Vale Hospice, a great partnership began. May is now Churchill Public School’s Hospice Fundraising Month. 

“The Sudbury Vale Hospice operates on donations from the community, with every penny going directly to maintain the facility,” says Dave Farrow, Principal of Churchill Public School. “The Hospice needs our support and the support of the community,” he adds. “So Churchill has decided we want to make a difference by raising as much money as we can for this amazing place, the incredible people who work there, and the important work that they do.”

In the next few weeks, Churchill’s Student Parliament will be hosting several fun events for students and staff.  These include dress-up days, hot dog sales, dances, a bake sale, and a tropical spaghetti dinner. 

“Our main event will be the special Churchill Walk for the Hospice that will take place on Friday, May 4th, at 11 am,” says Principal Farrow. “The students and staff have been given pledge forms and have been invited to go out into the community to get sponsors.”

A Greater Sudbury Fire Service vehicle will be leading the way along the walk route from Churchill Public School to the Royal Bank on Lasalle Boulevard.  Greater Sudbury Police will also be providing assistance.

Since the Royal Bank is a major sponsor of the Maison Vale Hospice, they have extended an invitation to the students and staff of Churchill Public School to join them for a little celebration following the walk.  The students will then return to Churchill Public School.

Thanks to the generous personal donation of $1,000 by Principal Dave Farrow in memory of his mother, Churchill Public School’s fundraising drive for the Sudbury Maison Vale Hospice is well on its way.

“The Sudbury Maison Vale Hospice motto sums up what we are all trying to accomplish through our joint fundraising effort,” says Principal Farrow. “For what matters at the end of life is not so much to add days to life, but to add life to the remaining days.”


Media Contact:

Dave Farrow, Principal, Churchill Public School,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-566-5130.