Residents of Hampton House take part in their annual Terry Fox walk on Sept. 4, 2020. (Tracey McDonald photo)

Residents of Hampton House take part in their annual Terry Fox walk on Sept. 4, 2020. (Tracey McDonald photo)

Spunky seniors in Chilliwack stay active while raising more than $2,000 for Terry Fox Foundation

Residents of three Chilliwack retirement homes recently took part in annual Terry Fox walk fundraiser

A group of feisty Chilliwack seniors is at it again.

The residents of three retirement homes – Hampton House, Birchwood and Lynnwood – took part in their annual Terry Fox walk in September and collectively they raised $2,138 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

“Our non-profits still need us and I feel like we came through for them,” said Tracey McDonald, lifestyle and programs manager at Hampton House.

Typically the seniors from the three homes gather and take a stroll around the neighbourhood for their annual Silver Fox Block Walk. But due to COVID-19, each group ended up staying home to raise money.

One thing that didn’t change was their colourful attire and accessories. Decked out in fluorescent wigs, fancy hats and colour clothes, the residents of Hampton House stayed active inside by walking on the spot.

The Terry Fox walk is one of a handful of fundraisers the seniors do every year. In July, they raised money for the Trans Canada Trail.

READ MORE: COVID-19 doesn’t stop Chilliwack seniors from raising money for Trans Canada Trail

They also have an ongoing baby baskets fundraiser where residents donate money and hand-knitted baby hats and clothes to Chilliwack Community Services throughout the year.

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