Thursday, 15 September 2011

MNP Fundraiser

Well today was a day to give back to the community.  "C's" brother works at MNP (Meyers Norris Penny) and phoned to inform us of a fundraiser lunch for Rob Parsons, who is the son of another MNP employee.  He thought it would be a good idea for us to come and participate.  We agree!  What a worthy thing to do. Rob was injured in a motorcycle accident that left him a paraplegic.  Rob spent quite some time in the hospital and is now at home. However the home requires some renovating to make it more wheelchair friendly.

All of the food was donated.  Two local Hutterite colonies provided the beef, buns, corn, watermelon and salad.  Dwayne Gurr of London Road Market provided the condiments and pop.  Because of these generous donations, all proceeds will go directly to making the Parsons' home wheelchair accessible.

It's nice to see a business and a community rally around a great cause and help lift the burden of such a tragic accident.

Beef on a bun was served with a side of pasta salad and some of the sweetest Southern Alberta corn, along with watermelon and pop.  All in all it was a nice way to spend the lunch hour.  Even the wasps didn't seem to mind. 
We don't know of a final head count, but we are guessing that there were in excess of 200 people served.

It was a nice sunny afternoon and this event was a great success.

We really hope that Rob's recovery is quick and that his adjustments to his new life situation are made easier by the generosity and support of the local community.

So Rob, from the Lethbridge Lunch Nomads; we wish you a speedy recovery and hope that your coming days are filled with joy and love.

"C", 'J" and "M"

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