Friday, April 15, 2016

Josie Foundation Week at Blackville School

Jake Stewart and Andy Hawkes with members
of the High School Student Council
Local MLA Jake Stewart, who is also the founder of the Josie Foundation, and Andy Hawks, the Mayor of Blackville and a Foundation Board member, visited Blackville School on Thursday, April 14.

They were at Blackville School to speak to the high school students about the Josie Foundation and to thank the school community for its help in raising money for the Foundation.

This year, the school's goal is to raise a $1000 for the Josie Foundation. So far $400 has been raised by having various events like bake sales and a coin sabotage. The Student Council is also planning a dance next Thursday, April 21 and all proceeds will be for the Josie Foundation.

The Josie Foundation is a non-profit foundation that provides assistance to individuals and families in the Miramichi area who are experiencing financial difficulty due to a fatal illness.

To find out more about the Josie Foundation click here.

Article by Abby Hennessy
Photos by Jules Keenan