Cops for Kids do what’s needed to help kids

By David F. Rooney

Every year the Cops for Kids charitable foundations organizes a 10-day, 1,000-kilometres ride around our portion of the province.

They raise money to help children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis and when they stop in communities along the way they always have something for deserving kids.

The riders this year included local Mountie Seanan Sharp who had a couple of donations to make to local children…

The Cops for Kids foundation's 23 riders wheeled into town on Thursday having raised $91,009 to help children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.  They cycle 1,000 kilometres over 10 days and arrived here bearing gifts for two local children. David F. Rooney photo
The Cops for Kids foundation’s 23 riders wheeled into town on Thursday having raised $91,009 to help children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. They cycle 1,000 kilometres over 10 days and arrived here bearing gifts for two local children. David F. Rooney photo
Alicia Kaler (center left), accompanied by her sister Courtney (center right) received an iPad and a printer from local RCMP officer and Cops For Kids rider Seanan Sharp (center). Courtney said her younger sister likes using the iPad for a number of things and had received one under a provincial program, "but now she's an adult we have to switch services." Cops For Kids came through for her. David F. Rooney photo
Alicia Kaler (center left), accompanied by her sister Courtney (center right) received an iPad and a printer from local RCMP officer and Cops For Kids rider Seanan Sharp (center). Courtney said her younger sister likes using the iPad for a number of things and had received one under a provincial program, “but now she’s an adult we have to switch services.” Cops For Kids came through for her. David F. Rooney photo
Alicia was not alone in benefitting from the generous Cops for Kids riders. Young James Hickerson received  a computer that is going to be delivered to and installed at his home here in town. "For me personally, as a rider this is one of the highlights" of being a police officer, Sharp told the crowd of spectators who gathered at Cooper's for the brief ceremony. David F. Rooney photo
Alicia was not alone in benefitting from the generous Cops for Kids riders. Young James Hickerson received a computer that is going to be delivered to and installed at his home here in town. “For me personally, as a rider this is one of the highlights” of being a police officer, Sharp told the crowd of spectators who gathered at Cooper’s for the brief ceremony. David F. Rooney photo
As with most ceremonies, this one ended with a variety of group photos. This is the kind of event that really brings a smile to your face. Kudos to the Cops For Kids for their efforts to help children in our communities. David F. Rooney photo
As with most ceremonies, this one ended with a variety of group photos. This is the kind of event that really brings a smile to your face. Kudos to the Cops For Kids for their efforts to help children in our communities. David F. Rooney photo