Susan Walkus

Susan Walkus

Overwaitea hosts garage sale for Children’s Hospital

The grocery store has held the fundraiser for the better part of ten years.

  • Oct. 18, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Susan Walkus, Colleen Walkus, and Chrissy Lynne Walkus, who is three months old, went shopping at Overwaitea’s garage sale fund-raiser for the BC Children’s Hospital Oct. 3.

Colleen explained that BC Children’s Hospital has treated both her daughter and her son on different occasions.

“They saved his life,” she said of the surgery performed on a blockage in the boy’s stomach.

“So we just love the Children’s Hospital.”

Overwaitea has held the fund-raiser for the past five or six years, estimated Craig Ferguson, the store’s manager.

Most of the items are donated from the store, and locals also contribute clothes and books for sale.

The sale raises between $3,000 and $5,000 and 100 per cent of the money goes to BC Children’s Hospital.

“This community never ceases to amaze me with their generosity,” Ferguson said.