Fredericton (NBCC) – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), along with many other contributors, recently took part in Touch a Truck, a fundraiser held in Fredericton in support of the Friends of Mark Gallagher.
Touch a Truck Fredericton raised over $10,000 to support the construction of a new vocational school in Haiti being built in honour of Sgt. Mark Gallagher. Sgt. Gallagher was an RCMP officer from New Brunswick who passed away during the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. He was part of the United Nation's international peacekeeping mission to train local police officers.
“We are honoured to have been able to participate in such an important event that raised money for a worthy cause and, at the same time, provided a fun and educational experience for children,” said Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC President and CEO.
Touch a Truck is a unique fundraising event that offers children the opportunity to enjoy big equipment such as fire trucks, police cars, military vehicles and even a crane. Children had the opportunity to climb aboard a wide variety of vehicles, honk the horns, turn on flashing lights and sirens, and learn about their uses.
“This was an incredibly well-organized and well-attended event. The work done here by NBCC for the Gallagher School project in Haiti will change lives in that country,” said Richard Blaquiere, President, Friends of Mark Gallagher. “ As president of the Friends of Mark Gallagher, I know I speak for all our committee when I say how grateful we are that so many already busy people donated hundreds of hours to this event and the results have been spectacular.“
The enormous success of the event was aided by over $9,000 worth of donated products and supplies, and by a countless numbers of volunteers, including NBCC employees, who gave their time and skills to the event.
A list of sponsors can be found at: www.touchatruck.ca/sponsors/sponsors
For more information, visit: www.touchatruck.ca
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Lockhart, Communications, NBCC, 506-461-8683