Crew members of the HMCS Fredericton are once again cycling across New Brunswick for the annual Sailors for Wishes campaign. During their tour, the team will make fundraising stops across the province in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
All the funds the HMCS Fredericton team raises will go towards supporting the wishes of children diagnosed with high risk, life threatening illnesses, and severe neurological or genetic conditions in New Brunswick. Last year, the crew of HMCS Fredericton raised a record breaking $77,000, which granted 10 wishes for deserving children. Over the past nine years the HMCS Fredericton crews have raised almost half a million dollars for kids.
On Wednesday, Mrs. Jean Irving presented a cheque of $38,000 to the HMCS Fredericton cyclists on behalf of herself and Mr. J.K. Irving, J.D. Irving Limited, Midland, Royale, Master Packaging, and Cavendish Farms.
"These men and women do a tremendous service to our country serving aboard Canada's ships, spending quite a bit of time away from home," said Mary Keith, Vice President of Communications, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI). "It is a tremendous gift of time to help children who are dealing with medical challenges. JDI is proud to have a longstanding relationship with Canada's Navy. These dedicated crews of the HMCS Fredericton are why we are focused on delivering the best quality to the Navy as we build the next generation of ships."
The HMCS Fredericton was built at the Saint John Shipyard and was commissioned and delivered in 1994. Mrs. J.K. Irving is the ship’s sponsor and is a champion for the Children’s Wish Foundation's New Brunswick Chapter through Bike for Wishes. JDI have been building ships for Canada for 60 years and is currently working on the next generation of ships for Canada's Navy
Thank you to the men and women of HMCS Fredericton for supporting this great cause!
About the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families – that’s three wishes every day, all year long!