Enderby groups benefit

Hard work by a group of Enderby volunteers has paid off for several other volunteer groups.

Hard work by a group of Enderby volunteers has paid off for several other volunteer groups.

Santa’s Workshop recently handed out cheques to local non-profit groups after divvying up the proceeds from five shopping sprees.

“Cheques of $1,200 went to Family Place and the Enderby food bank while the Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadet Corps, A.L. Fortune Secondary School dry grad and the breakfast/lunch programs at Grindrod, Ashton Creek and M.V. Beattie elementary schools each received $200,” said Bonnie Smith,  Santa’s Workshop co-ordinator.

The shopping sprees catered to children, seniors, teens and adults while raising money to support groups assisting young people.

Items in the sale were donated over a period of weeks and fixed, cleaned and made ready for sale by a dedicated cadre of volunteers.

“The shopping events went very well,” said Smith.

“Santa’s Workshop has offered kids an opportunity to shop on their own for over a decade and this year was hard work but great fun as usual.”

A special raffle held during the Kids Only Shopping Spree resulted in three happy youngsters.

Kathelyn Maw won a hand-made doll in a chair, Gracie took home a 1970s Jet Setter doll and Bowen O’Brian received a hand-made wooden rocking horse.