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Meet or beat our donation: Brackett Family Challenge

The Legion is fundraising for Ukrainian refugees
C. Legion_Meat
Pictured are Sechelt Legion President Bill McLean with Ways & Means Chair Alta Skellenger with a cheque for $4,294.45 from Legion fundraising efforts. The Branch membership had voted to donate the proceeds of the May meat draws and 50/50 draws to support Ukrainian Refugees settling on the lower Sunshine Coast.

The Bracketts, a large and generous family well known in this community, have, through Branch 140 of the Royal Canadian Legion, donated $500 toward the support of the refugees from Ukraine, who were forced to leave their homes under attack from Russian bombardment. 

Like so many others, the Brackett family recognized a need and acted upon it, swiftly and without hesitation, then put out this public challenge to other families and organizations: Meet or beat our donation. 

Even before that, many merchants, individuals, and businesses in Sechelt had done so, making their own donations in their own ways, by providing gift certificates toward the purchase of items from their shelves. 

Branch 140 Bar & Grill, provided a safe and secure way to ensure the funds from those generous gifts go directly to the Ukrainians now living among us. 

Throughout the month of May, all proceeds earned by the Sechelt Legion’s popular Saturday afternoon meat and 50-50 draws, in addition to the new Blue Ticket Draw for those gift certificates has brought in an amazing sum to help the newcomers to our Sunshine Coast community. Sechelt should be proud. 

The campaign continues on June 11, with a Beer and Burger Barbecue event from noon to 6 p.m. at Branch 140 Bar & Grill. Rain or shine, the lounge and covered patio will host a silent auction where more generosity will be on display, again, all proceeds to the refugees from Ukraine. 

The Brackett Family has spoken. Will yours?