The Kelowna RCMP’s Auxiliary Constable program found another way to volunteer in their community.
Kelowna’s auxiliary members hosted ‘Stomp at the Laurel’ on September 18th, a fundraiser that raised $12,652.50 for the Central Okanagan Hospice House. Auxiliary Constable Casey Zimmerman said they had a goal of raising $10,000, which they were thrilled to exceed.
“It was just unbelievable support from this group,” she explained. “And this is just a local friends and family group, we didn’t outreach to the community to support this. This is through the detachment, through the auxiliary program and through our friends and families. They really stepped up for us this year, this is pretty amazing.”
Doug Rankmore of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation noted they found a great cause to give to.
“It’s a tremendous support to Hospice House, and it’s a tremendous cause with a very important and poignant place for people in their lives, and this is great support.”
RCMP Inspector Brent Mundle added the hard work of the auxiliaries isn’t lost on the detachment.
“On behalf of myself and the rest of the senior management team I just wanted to thank the auxiliary constable program for all of the hours you guys put in throughout the year. This event was very successful and obviously you spent a lot of time organizing it and setting it up with a large amount of money being donated to a worthwhile organization within the community. So thank you again from the Kelowna RCMP.”