Lafarge Meldrum Bay makes significant donation to Angel Bus

Gerry Taylor of Lafarge Meldrum Bay, left, presents a cheque in the amount of $5,000 to Ted Kilpatrick, a member of the Angel Bus committee.

GORE BAY—The Angel Bus committee has received another substantial donation towards the cost of operating the bus, this one from Lafarge Meldrum Bay.

“We like to help out where we can,” stated Gerry Taylor, of Lafarge, after presenting a cheque in the amount of $5,000 to Ted Kilpatrick, a member of the Angel Bus committee.

Mr. Taylor explained, “a lot of our employees have relatives in the Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home and live in Western Manitoulin. It is important that these types of things, which benefit seniors on Western Manitoulin, be supported. On behalf of Mark Wickett and the employees of Lafarge Meldrum Bay we are presenting a cheque in the amount of $5,000 to the Angel Bus.”

“This very generous donation of $5,000 from Lafarge is a fabulous way to top off our week,” said Mr. Kilpatrick. “Large donations such as this are helping to build the nest egg that will be used to purchase a replacement Angel Bus within two-three years time.”

“The Angel Bus committee is also very pleased with the success of our first annual fundraising dance for the Angel Bus-the wheelchair accessible bus for Western Manitoulin Island. Everyone at the Spring Wing Ding (held May 7 in Kagawong) seemed to have a great time,” said Mr. Kilpatrick. “The fact that we raised $1,012 is an added bonus since we really wanted to thank the very giving community that keeps the Angel Bus rolling. We hope people mark Saturday, May 6, 2017 on their calendars now for next year’s Spring Wing Ding, and get an early start on their favourite ‘50s through ‘80s attire. Judging by what we saw this year, there will be stiff competition for the best outfit.”