Wellies to Wishes fundraiser ‘fabulous’

April 9, 2014   ·   0 Comments

By Tabitha Wells – The fifth Annual Wellies to Wishes fundraising event, in support of the Dufferin Children’s Fund, went incredibly well, says Jennifer Moore, executive director of Dufferin Child and Family Services.

The event, which took place Saturday at the Mono Community Centre, saw a full house, with guests enjoying a range of foods, drinks, silent and regular auction items all in their most comfortable and stylish wellies.

“The night was really fabulous,” Ms. Moore said. “We had all kinds of people from the community providing support to the Dufferin Children’s Fund. We feel it was a really great success. The live auction was especially fun, with the way the MC, David Nairn, and our auctioneer Bob Severn can go back and forth and really got the crowd going. They were definitely pivotal in having this night be a success.”

The money raised for the Dufferin Children’s Fund is assists children, youth and families in areas where grant money from the government cannot be used, such as post-secondary education, training and skills development, academic needs, medical devices and supplies and many more.

“That’s why we are so passionate about it, because what we are able to do with the funds is incredibly important,” explained Ms. Moore. “At first glance, we are quite pleased with the funds that were raised during the evening. They will help us greatly in working towards our priorities of youth futures, child and youth development and health and wellness.”

She added that it’s because of the support from the community that they are able to continue what they’ve been doing, and continue to make the annual Wellies to Wishes fundraisers a complete success.

“We receive overwhelming support from the community for this event, and without having this community support we would not be able to provide for children, youth and families in the way that we do in this community,” said Ms. Moore.  “We continue to be ever grateful for the support that we receive both at the event and throughout the year.”

To find out more about the Dufferin Children’s Fund and how you can help out, visit

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