Aidan’s Avengers raise $4,300

Both residents and businesses chip in to help youngster promote his cause

Aidan’s Avengers after the 2011 Walk Now For Autism

Local autism fundraisers Fran and Bob Duncan and their team, Aidan’s Avengers, took part in the Walk Now For Autism in Vancouver recently.

Duncan held fundraising events and an ongoing bottle drive throughout the year and raised over $4,300 for the poorly understood disorder with which her grandson Aidan suffers.

Fran said they couldn’t have been as successful as they were without the support of local people and businesses like White Spot, which hosted beer and burger nights and donated coupons, Riptide Graphics, Duncan Insulation and Dolly’s Home Hardware.

“Thanks to all the businesses from  Oceanside  who donated to our silent auction and all the people who showed up to support  us  at the White Spot charity event,” she said.

She thanked the Parksville and Qualicum Beach bottle depots and everyone who donated bottles, pointing out people can continue to do so for next year’s walk.

“Special thanks to Aidan’s younger sister Nadia for all her help last summer while she visited us and special thanks to  all my friend’s and family for supporting us for our grandson Aidan and kids and adults with autism,” she concluded.

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To donate directly or for more info contact the Duncans at or 250-752-3744.


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