More than $24,000 was raised last Saturday during the Masset-Haida Lions Club’s Annual Timmy’s Christmas Telethon.
“We have such a generous community,” said Dennis Smith, auction coordinator for the event.
Although donations came in from all communities on the islands and even Prince Rupert, the majority of giving was done from the north end, he said.
“It’s too bad there is no linked television so Queen Charlotte could be on line too,” he said, noting the islands would be a fundraising force.
Some of the big ticket items were the hockey jersey signed by the Canucks, which went for $1,050 and the round trip to Vancouver including Canucks tickets went for $1,100.
The Spirit Bear painted by Donnie Edenshaw sold for around $3,000.
The medical staff volunteered to have their heads shaved and raised $600 and the RCMP sergeant raised cash with his offer to shave his moustache.
Mr. Smith says the Lions were very happy. He again noted the generosity of the community, especially considering the recent BowMeow auction, which raised $5,000.
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