The Parksville A&W surpassed their expanded goal of raising $5,000 last Thursday, which was their MS Cruisin’ for a Cause Day.
Last year the staff and customers nearly doubled their $1,000 goal so this year they set much more ambitious targets, initially $3,000 then increasing that with their fundraising success through months of fundraisers ranging from bottle drives and car washes, to raffles, a 50/50 draw, silent auction and donations from the sale of Teen Burgers last Thursday.
Last year the local store’s efforts placed them among the top few in the province for the national fundraising day, and while manager Dorothy Young didn’t know the provincial and national figures yet, she suggested they may be in the top few again this year.
She said the fundraising for next year has already started.
Visit www.mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more information.