Cham-bettes support children's charities
by Sandy Lindsay

February 10, 2017

Women Today

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The Chantry Island Cham-bettes are a group of professional women in Saugeen Shores who raise funds that go back into the community.

One of the group's major fundraisers is the annual Christmas Home Tour where six or seven homeowners have their homes decorated by local interior designers which are then opened to the public.  Each year, since 2009, the Home Tour has continued to grow and, this year 2016, it was the most successful yet with more than 1,000 tickets sold.

After expenses, the Cham-bettes raised some $18,000 which will go back into community projects.  In the past the organization has supported the local hospital, the Marine Heritage Society and community band.

This year, included in the recipients was the children's charity Caitlyn Cobean' Crusaders and Tara 'Boom' Houston Foundation that helps families with children who are ill and who may be struggling to meet family financial obligations.

The Crusaders were part of the Berry home on Miramichi Bay during the tour where they raffled off a completely decorated Christmas tree.

On Tuesday, February 7th, the Cham-bettes presented $3,200 to the Crusaders from the Home Tour proceeds.

The group is already looking at homes for this year's 2017 Christmas Home Tour.

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