Connor Carriere will have an easier time getting around thanks to the community.
On Tuesday (Jun.26), Little Minion Events presented the Carriere family with a $12,000 cheque. Six-year-old Connor has spastic cerebral palsy.
“He is going to be using the money that was donated by the community to purchase some equipment to allow him to get around,” said Meghan Pollard, the vice chair of Little Minion Events in Fort Saskatchewan. “That will allow him to chase after his brothers and walk through the mall without having to be carried.”
The money was raised during the annual Touch-A-Truck event. Proceeds came from admission costs and business donations (Straightline Chrysler, NRW Sturgeon Refinery and Titan Towing).
“He is a cheeky little guy, he’s all smiles as long as he’s having a good time.”
For the first time, the event raised money for an individual or family over a community group.
The first year, all proceeds went to the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society. The second year they donated to the Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club and last year they gave everything to the food bank.
Touch-A-Truck happens every year at Legacy Park in Fort Saskatchewan. It allows kids and families to get up close with vehicles and equipment.