Cancer Society campaign begins soon
The staff at Tanners Pub and Grill in Acton have come up with a fun way to assist the Acton Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society with their annual spring fundraising campaign. The staff have been challenged by Tanners Operations Manager Clark Somerville to raise $1,500 by April 2. If they reach their goal, staff will able to do something most employees can only dream of: "Buzz The Boss"!
By agreeing to be "buzzed", Somerville will, have his head shaved for the cause on Thursday, April 5. "Tanners Pub has a history of helping local groups and events with fundraising. That tradition is going to continue" said Andrea Clark, the chef and restaurant manager at Tanners. "With the assistance our staff and customers, I am confident that we will not just meet, but exceed the goal that Clark has set."
"I, like everyone, have lost friends, family and loved ones to this disease. We all know people who have successfully beaten cancer. My part is only a small one in the battle to make cancer history," said Somerville, when asked why he is willing to do be "buzzed". Tanners has created a new salad to be featured until the end of April. It is the Acton Cancer
Society Spring Salad which includes garden fresh spinach, almonds, blueberries with Mandarin oranges and homemade red onion vinaigrette. One dollar from each salad sold will be donated to the Cancer Society. Patrons will also be able to make donations right at the pub. "We have recently helped with fundraising for the Acton Agricultural Society as well as for McKenzie-Smith Bennett School. We are committed to working with community organizations, helping where we can, with their fundraising projects," said Trish Somerville, Tanners of office administrator.
"It is community spirit like this that makes Acton such a great place to live. This is not the first time Mr. Somerville has been buzzed and we appreciate how he has offered to do it again. He is to be commended for his strong commitment to helping promote our campaign," said Cathy Gerrow, president of the Acton Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. The spring campaign, which begins March 28, will be held throughout the month of April.
The Acton Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society Campaign Kick-Off and Volunteer Appreciation Night Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 28, beginning 6 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Acton. All volunteers welcome.
Daffodils will be on sale March 29, 30 and 31. Look for your Cancer Society volunteers at the Acton Sobeys entrance to purchase your flowers. Thank you for your support.