Last Wednesday (June 15) a group of Lambton Mall employees walked non-stop from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., covering almost 40 kilometers each to honour the memory of Noelle Paquette and the benefactor of Lambton Mall’s 2016 Community IMPACT campaign, Noelle’s Gift.
The group benefitted from a mostly sunny day, starting the walk under the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, continuing north to the water treatment plant, down through Canatara Park in a loop and back.
Each year, Lambton Mall organizes a variety of charitable events with proceeds donated to a charity within the local community. These events, along with local business sponsorships, focus on enriching the lives of local children and form the basis of Lambton Mall’s Community IMPACT program.
This year’s Community IMPACT fundraising events, sponsored in part by platinum sponsor Christopher Electric, included a Spring Fashion Show, a Mother’s Day Quarter Auction, outdoor kid’s Patio Party, and the all-day employee hike.
Together, these events have raised the largest amount in Community IMPACT history, with the official total announcement and cheque presentation happening at Bains BBQ on Wednesday, June 22 at noon.
“We’re thrilled to give back to the community that has given so much to us, and what better way to help local children than to support Noelle’s Gift,” said Laura Beecroft, property manager at Lambton Mall.
Noelle’s Gift was created to honour teacher Noelle Paquette and her love for children. Designed to provide assistance for children and their families in need or crisis in their school communities, without delay or red tape, Noelle’s Gift has funded nearly $300,000 in community programs since 2013.