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Christmas bell fundraiser rings true in North Sydney

Volunteers are busy preparing bells for the 10th annual Bells of Care evening at the Northside Community Guest Home. From left, Corinne MacDougall, Joan Musbally, Erma Carmichael, Hailey Marinelli (fundraising co-ordinator), Glenda McKeough, Joanne MacNeil, Joan Gallagher, Lila Howell and Catherine Collins.
Volunteers are busy preparing bells for the 10th annual Bells of Care evening at the Northside Community Guest Home. From left, Corinne MacDougall, Joan Musbally, Erma Carmichael, Hailey Marinelli (fundraising co-ordinator), Glenda McKeough, Joanne MacNeil, Joan Gallagher, Lila Howell and Catherine Collins. - Contributed
NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. —

Welcome to Helping Hands, a new addition to the Cape Breton Post where local organizations can let readers know about special fundraising initiatives on the Northside and surrounding communities.

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WHAT’S GOING ON: 10th annual Bells of Care Campaign is in full swing at the Northside Community Guest Home.

REASON: The 2019 campaign is focused on the cost of the wheelchair accessible van that will allow residents of the Northside Community Guest Home to continue being involved in their home communities.

TARGET/GOAL: Last year $12,155 was raised, thanks to so many generous supporters.

WHERE: Northside Community Guest Home

WHEN (Date & Time): Celebration held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28

ADMISSION: Six different options for bells: white - $10, green - $25, red - $50, blue - $100, silver - $250 and gold $500.

COMMENT: “Our wheelchair accessible van provides ease of transportation for the residents to participate in events and outings around the CBRM such as the Cape Breton County Exhibition, boat rides, dining out and shopping,” - Hailey Marinelli, fundraising co-ordinator

INSPIRATION FOR FUNDRAISER (if applicable): Helps support the 144 residents of the guest home.

ORGANIZER(S): Northside Community Guest Home Foundation

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Hailey Marinelli at (902)794-4733 ext. 229 or email haileymarinelli@northsideguesthome.com

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