Council of Voluntary Organisations hosts radio/telethon

Gone Country play at the 2013 NCVO radio/telethon fundraiser. - Photo: Carol Winker

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations will host its 37th annual radio/telethon at the Prospect Playhouse on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The NCVO’s goal is to raise $140,000 to assist and support hundreds of children in the community.

The main fundraiser for the year for the nonprofit charitable organization, the telethon relies heavily on the public’s support to ensure that NCVO projects, such as the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, remain in operation.

Garry Wilkins, NCVO chairman, and Janice Wilson, NCVO’s chief executive officer, say the NCVO is dependent upon the generosity of the business community and individuals, and they urge people to assist the NCVO in maintaining their projects and addressing increasing needs throughout the community.

Over the past 10 years, the NCVO’s foster home has housed more than 45 children in need of care and protection, who were placed with them because they had been subject to abuse or neglect.

Other NCVO programs include Miss Nadine’s Preschool and the Jack and Jill Nursery, which provide subsidized preschool and day care, and the Caring Cousins Lunch Support Programme.

For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO in the days leading up to the radio/telethon, which begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22, contact Ms. Wilson on 949-2124, 525-3976 or [email protected]