Several charities in the Border City and area will be getting a helping hand from the Bordertown H.O.G Chapter.
The motorcycle group gave out the money and toys collected through the annual Bordertown Toy Run Saturday Morning. Ten charities in total received donations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster, Kidsport Lloydminster, The Lloydminster Community Youth Centre, 106.1 The Goat’s Christmas Wish, The Wainwright Children’s Centre Playground, The Lloydminster Sexual Assualt Centre, Ronald McDonald Houses in Saskatoon and Edmonton and school breakfast/lunch programs at the LPSD and LCSD.
In total, the Bordertown H.O.Gs raised $69,830 during the toy run. Chapter President Murray Getty says that this year saw the most donations in the history of the event.
“Overall, the day turned out great. A lot of money raised for a bunch of Lloydminster youth charities.”
Despite snowfall and weather problems, the Toy Run was able to go ahead, and Getty adds that he is always excited to see the involvement during this run and over the last eight years.
“It continues to amaze me the support we get from Lloydminster and the Lloydminster business community. Even though we had a crappy year this year, we still had a great, record-breaking year.”
For next year’s Toy Run, Getty says they’ll be looking at doing a “similar model, minus the snow.”