October 11th, 2017 by

Give Where You Live rolls into area schools

The Give Where You Live Team rolls into Stirling Public School during the 2017 ride. (Photo: Twitter / @StlirlingPS)

The police-community partnership “Give Where You Live” is heading into the final days of a week-long campaign at Hastings and Prince Edward elementary schools.

About 15 local police and OPP officers, along with community volunteers, are visiting elementary schools, spreading a message of volunteerism and raising money for Camp Trillium.

This is the first year for Give Where You Live, which grew out of the original Pedal for Hope.

Spokesperson Constable Jeremy Ashley, of Belleville Police Service. says the name change reflects fundraising for various charities.

#1 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Ashley says, “it’s a crazy gong show when they arrive at the schools.”

#2 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Camp Trillium is a camp for children with cancer, and their families, situated on West Lake.  Ashley says the fundraising goal is $10,000, but he expects they will raise more than that.

Give Where You Live winds up on Friday with a BBQ at Canadian Tire store.

For more information or to donate you can go to www.gwul.ca

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