Reginald Lafreniere and Jeannie Watson of the Fernie Legion present a check for $500 to Peggy Black of Girls for Days (above), and $500 to Brent Bidston of Angel Flight (below). (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Reginald Lafreniere and Jeannie Watson of the Fernie Legion present a check for $500 to Peggy Black of Girls for Days (above), and $500 to Brent Bidston of Angel Flight (below). (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie Legion donates to two local charities

$500 each went to Angel Flight and Girls for Days

The Fernie Legion donated proceeds from two long-standing fundraising traditions to two local charities over the weekend.

$500 each went to Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Girls For Days.

The funds came from the weekly meat draw (for Angel Flight) and from the yearly poppy drive (for Girls for Days).

Angel Flight East Kootenay transport those in need of medical care from the East Kootenay through to specialist care in Kelowna, while Girls for Days are the local chapter of an international organisation that provides sustainable and effective feminine hygiene solutions to girls and women in developing countries.

President of the Fernie Legion, Jeannie Watson presented checks to Brent Bidston of Angel Flight, and Peggy Black of Girls for Days.

“We’d like to thank the community for their continued support,” said Watson. “Without them we couldn’t do this.”

All funds donated were from locals. “We’re keeping it local, with local funds going back to local causes,” she said.

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