Margaret Penner goes through one of several clothing racks during the pre-loved clothing sale at Curves in Coldstream.  Proceeds from the sale will be taken down to Haiti by a local humanitarian team.

Margaret Penner goes through one of several clothing racks during the pre-loved clothing sale at Curves in Coldstream. Proceeds from the sale will be taken down to Haiti by a local humanitarian team.

Curves clothing sale aids Haiti

Normally the staff and members of Curves Fitness Club in Coldstream are all about focussing their energy on getting a solid workout.

Last week they channeled that effort for a good cause as owner Margaret Penner, her staff and members hosted a pre-loved clothing sale. Members donated articles of clothing to be sold to other members.

“One of the unique things that happens at a fitness centre like ours is that members are always changing size and upgrading their wardrobes – kind of out with the old and in with the new,” said Penner.

The donated clothing could be purchased for a nominal fee and all funds generated were donated to Judy Douglas, a long-time Vernon nurse who also does volunteer work at a children’s orphanage in Haiti.

“The money raised will go a long way in providing food and medicine for the kids in Haiti,” said Douglas.

The efforts of all the Curves Coldstream members and staff generated more than $1,000 for the cause.

“Our club has great members who support each other in all areas of life,” said Penner. “If we can assist each other and have fun doing it – that’s what we’re all about.”