Chicks for Charity also donated $17,630 to Stepping Stones, L-R: Glenda Gaudet, Kerry Bonnett, Jane Wierzba (Chicks), Katie Peters, Brittany Koleba (Stepping Stones) and Judy Dick (Ponoka News, publisher).

Chicks for Charity writes cheques

Event raises $35,260 for Ponoka and central Alberta charities

The numbers are in and the 2019 Chicks for Charity event, the “Champagne High Tea” held on June 22, raised a total of $35,260 to support women and children.

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On Oct. 29, Chicks presented $17,630 to both the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter and Stepping Stones in Ponoka.

Stepping Stones is a faith-based community program run under the banner of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited that works with pregnant and parenting young mothers and their children.

Chicks for Charity has raised approximately $400,000 throughout their nine-year run with this event.

The members of Chicks For Charity are: Jane Wierzba, Lisa Barrett, Tamara Armitage Cline, Christine Lilja, Glenda Gaudet, Kerry Bonnett, Nancy Giles, Tara Harbin, Diane Dodds, Jo Lawes, Deb Jones, Brooke Wiancko and Sarah Roggensack.

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