DARTMOUTH, ON, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Wilson's Fuel Co. Limited announced
its selection of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada as its
charity of choice for its fundraising efforts over the next year
throughout the two years The Wilsons Gas Stops / Esso gas and
convenient locations under Wilsons expect to raise approximately $50,000 for Children's Wish through fundraising at the local stations.
This Saturday, June 20th is WILSON'S WISH DAY, each Wilson's and Esso Go Store will have a variety of in store
initiatives and various community supporters to support this day.
In-store fundraising events will include:
50/50 draw (September 29th - October 5th)
Wish cloud sales, games of chance
and several other in-store fundraising activities
"We are deeply grateful and pleased that Wilson's has chosen Children's
Wish this year," commented Cheryl Matthews, Director of the Nova Scotia
Chapter of Children's Wish. "Their support will help ensure that
children in the Atlantic Provinces diagnosed with a life-threatening
illness can share the magical experience of a wish with their
Wilson Fuel Co. Limited is a local family-owned business that strongly
believes in giving back to the community. There are 57 Wilsons Gas
Stops and Esso Go Store locations throughout the Atlantic Provinces.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and
17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant
exceptional wishes to over 20,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is
proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the
help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three
wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully
structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The
Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and
territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.
SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information:
Director, Nova Scotia Chapter