Sidney group helps family

A local group is coming together to raise funds for a family in need

Sidney Meet Up is raising money to help Coen Wallace’s fight for a new kidney.

A local group is coming together to raise funds for a family in need.

Three-year-old Coen Wallace is in desperate need of a kidney transplant, and the family will spend a good portion of the upcoming months in Vancouver at Children’s Hospital.

“I do a lot of work in the community and this is a cause that I felt I really needed to get behind,” said Sidney Meet Up member, Michelle Carlini.

The Wallaces are currently waiting to hear if a kidney will be available for Coen but in the meantime require several trips a month for checkups and monitoring from their home in North Saanich over to Children’s Hospital.

In order to assist the family financially through this time of hardship, the group will be holding a social evening featuring MP Elizabeth May as the guest speaker and a silent auction with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Wallace family.

The event happens Monday, Nov. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse (2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd.) Carlini says the evening will feature cider, appetizers and entertainment along with the silent auction and guest speaker.

Tickets for the event are $40. Visit sidneymeetup.com for more information or call 778-426-4491.

 

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