The Angus Campbell Centre is in desperate need of funding.
The Friends of the Angus Campbell Centre will hold a fundraiser on Sept. 20 at 6:45 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. Chairperson Lori Deets said there is a steak dinner as well as keynote speaker Brooks Findlay, former Saskatchewan Roughrider and president of the Riders Alumni. Findlay will speak about sports players and addictions.
Cpl. Taylor Mickleborough of the Moose Jaw Police Service will speak about the work of the drug strategy team. Tickets are $100 a plate or $700 for a table of eight. All funds will go toward the Angus Campbell Centre.
“Right now they currently have no funding whatsoever ... so we need to do some fundraising to keep that going until things turn around here,” said Deets. “They (staff) work with alcoholics and drug addicts.”
She said the centre is a non-profit organization and official charity. Whie it was once funded through the Five Hills Health Region, that funding was puled earlier this year. A local corporation sponsors the meal costs and each ticket is eligible for a tax receipt. The funds will be used for equipment upgrades, bathroom renovations, new mattresses to replace old hospital beds and recovery material for clients.
“We’ll showcase that night some of the success that have come out of the Angus Campbell Centre, the long-term sobriety that we have achieved,” said Deets.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.