Donuts make children’s wishes come true - Truro pick up April 13


Published on March 14, 2017

The Davis family, Matthew, Jane, Adam, Peter and Emily, have received a trip to Jamaica to meet the characters of Sesame Street thanks to Childrens Wish.

©Jonathan Riley

TRURO, N.S. – Believe it or not, eating donuts can be good for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Children’s Wish is taking orders for Krispy Kreme donuts to be picked up in Truro, and eight other locations around Nova Scotia on April 13 – proceeds from the sales of these donuts helps the charity fulfill wishes for children with life-threatening diseases.

Recently Children’s Wish sent Adam Davis of Truro and his family to Jamaica to meet the characters of Sesame Street (Flight at the end of the tunnel: Children’s Wish sending Truro family to Jamaica, March 1, 2017).

Last summer the organization sent Truro’s Jax Gaudet to Hawaii to swim with dolphins. (Truro boy granted wish for a Hawaii trip, where he’ll swim with dolphins, Aug. 31, 2016).

A dozen donuts cost $15 and must be ordered online at www.childrenswish.ca/krispykreme by April 7. Those who want to avoid the calories but stil help out can order the Dieters Dozen and instead of donuts, you’ll receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Pick up in Truro is at Truro Mazda on Juniper from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 13.

The fundraiser is also taking place in Halifax, Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Sydney, Saint Peters, New Glasgow and Kentville

The fundraiser, called One Wish In One Day, is in its seventh year and has raised over $350,000 for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

“That means 35 children were granted their very special wish through this campaign,” says Adrienne Dean, a spokesperson for Children’s Wish. “Every wish is as unique as the child making it, from finally getting to cuddle with grandparents who live far away to hitting a puck with a favourite hockey player. In the often-painful life of a seriously ill child, these wishes have made a tremendous difference.”

jonathan.riley@tc.tc