Charity Steer raises over $32,000 for hospice foundation

By Bryan Eneas
June 12, 2018 - 10:00am

The sale of a local 4-H club’s steer raised big money for a good cause.

The West P.A. 4-H Club’s charity steer fetched $32,584 at auction June 11. To cap things off, local philanthropist Malcolm Jenkins matched the donations, bringing the total to $63,000 for the Rose Garden Hospice.

“It's great to have the farming community, and see the support from them," said Marina Mitchell of the Rose Garden Hospice Foundation. 

The steer was sold through a Dutch auction for a total of $23,175 to the Grassick family. The family decided to resell the steer to Wayne and Nadine Steen at auction for $3,666. The Steens then resold the animal to Granny Browns Catering for $3,050 before it was resold one last time to Gateway Veterinary Services for a total of $2,688 and change.

4-H clubs from Shellbrook, Canwood, Weldon and the Nipawin region joined the West P.A. 4-H club to select and fundraise for this year’s charity steer. The Prince Albert club consists of 21 members aged six to 21.

The Rose Garden Hospice is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing compassionate and holistic care to people with terminal illnesses.


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