Daughters of Metchosin sell $ 1,040 in paintings to help Langford Legion – Peninsula News Review
Three Metchosin sisters made their largest donation to the Langford Legion on Thursday, raising $ 1,040.
Brylee, Maylin and Everly Apted have made paintings and sold them as part of a fundraiser for the past six years and were proud to present their donation to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott .
“It feels good. It makes me happy,” said Brylee. “I’m just really grateful that I can do it. It’s just my duty, I feel.
Brylee, 10, first came up with the idea for fundraising after a visit by a veteran to her kindergarten class prompted her to do something to help those who have served the country that she calls home.
Over the years, Brylee has been joined by her two younger sisters, and together they now paint everything from landscapes to rainbows and portraits throughout the year in order to build up enough stock to meet Requirement.
“(This year) we sold about 30 paintings,” Brylee said. “We didn’t sell a lot of photos, but the donations were huge. There was a girl who donated $ 300. It was awesome. “
Scott said accepting the donation from the girls was emotional for him no matter how many years they had been doing so.
“Knowing that children their age… are inspired to do it. Few kids would think of fundraising like they did, ”Scott said. “It’s incredible.”
Scott said it is important for young people to support the Legion as it represents the future of Canada by recognizing the importance of the past.
With the branch’s Poppy Campaign fundraising down by approximately $ 6,000 from previous years, he said the girls’ donation would be all the more important to ensure the Legion can continue to support them. local veterans and their families.
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