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Digby group raises funds for Weymouth waterfront and research centre

The Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee and Electric City Research Centre both received donations from the Digby Care 25 group. Shown at the Electric City Research Centre in Weymouth from left are: Hal Theriault and Stacey Doucette of The Electric City Centre, Debbie Haight of Digby Care 25, and Rod Lefort of the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee. MICHELLE WINCHESTER
The Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee and Electric City Research Centre both received donations from the Digby Care 25 group. Shown at the Electric City Research Centre in Weymouth from left are: Hal Theriault and Stacey Doucette of The Electric City Centre, Debbie Haight of Digby Care 25, and Rod Lefort of the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee. MICHELLE WINCHESTER

Digby Care 25 has donated more than $31,000 in past four years

DIGBY, N.S. - 

A group of dedicated women in the Digby area continue to raise funds for worthy causes.

On Nov. 30, Digby Care 25 members Michelle Winchester and Debbie Haight presented the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee and the Electric City Research Centre with a donation of $2,890.

“This is our largest quarterly donation to date,” said Haight, Digby Care public relations representative, in an email.

Digby Care 25 consists of a group of women who meet four times a year to discuss worthy causes in Digby County. They hear presentations from local charitable organizations and attending members then vote for the group that will receive funds.

“All members commit to contributing a minimum of $25, four times a year and those donations add up,” said Haight. “This round had 89 members contributed to the $2,890. Members receive charitable tax receipts for all of their donations.”

Digby Care 25 met on Nov.19 and heard presentations from the Annapolis Royal Food Bank and the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee. A vote by attending members awarded the funds to the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee. 

In turn, the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee decided to use part of the $2,890 donation to fund the Electric City Research Centre. 

The Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee is a registered charitable organization and has as a mandate to develop the waterfront area in the village of Weymouth as well as develop and preserve the cultural aspects of Weymouth and the surrounding area.

The Electric City Research Centre, located in downtown Weymouth, helps tell the story of Stehelin family from France whom established a welcoming, multicultural, innovative community, beginning in 1892.

In 2017, Digby Care 25 raised $ 10,735 for community charities.

The previous donation in September was $2,765 and went to the TLC Animal Shelter.

“Our goal is to create positive change in the areas of Digby, Weymouth, the Islands and Annapolis Royal, said Haight.

“We have just completed our fourth year. We started with five members and have grown to 89. It goes to show that $25 a person sure adds up. In four years, $31,155 has stayed in our community.”

Digby Care 25 will meet again on March 4 the Digby Curling Club. New members are always welcome and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

If members cannot attend meetings they can still contribute. To find out how to join or for more information on Digby Care 25 email: digbycare25@hotmail.com or call 902-245-1091.

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