Thursday July 7, 2010

Local News


Community comes together for family

Fundraiser draws major support from local business

Submitted by Brigida Crosbie, Cheeki Cherry


his Saturday the community of Chilliwack and local businesses are coming together to help a family in need. If you are a local business and would like to help by donating a cash or a gift certificate please call 604-392-1105.


On July 10th During Our Boudoir Night at Cheeki Cherry, we are doing it with a bit of a twist.


Clare Shelswell was a five-year-old Abbotsford girl who was killed in Washington State. Clare Shelswell's stepfather, Peter Wilson, is in police custody in the city of Hoodsport, Wash., after her throat was slashed during a family vacation at a rental property.


Her violent death has shaken us all up.. Itís been a difficult time for everyone here at Cheeki Cherry, As Clareís mom Sarah has come to our Boudoir Nights and has become a friend.


Their mother Sarah is a role model of kindness who would often send in extra money for lunches or field trips with her girls for a child who may otherwise go without, and this is our way at Cheeki Cherry and our community to give back to a wonderful, kind and caring Lady.


The money Donated tonight July 10th, will go to a trust fund set up for her family through her church. Clare also has an 8 year old sister Suzy who will miss her very much.


As part of this Fundraising evening, Cheeki Cherry will be doing a 50/50 draw, Silent Auction with prizes in the Auction to be donated by local businessís, a Donation Jar Ė Penny drive.


Because of the awesome community response the the silent auction has been extended and donations will be accepted until July 17. Silent auction items can be viewed at the store from July 10-17 and also at our Facebook page.


Sarahís friends and co-workers will be here for the evening and will be attending our Boudoir Evening. This event is during our Boudoir Night. You do not have to participate in our Boudoir Night to come to this event.


Please show your support for this family through our fundraiser. Thank you to the wonderful random people that have come in and donated in our store toward this families trust fund.


Clare is now Godís Little Angel.!!!


With much appreciation,


Brigida Crosbie

Cheeki Cherry


If you are a local business and would like to donate via a prize/cash donation/gift your business please contact our store. For more information on how to help e-mail Brigida here or visit the store at:

5-45789 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack B.C. or call 604-392-1105


Check out Cheeki Cherri's Facebook page for this event here.


Mountain Park Community Church in Abbotsford is handling the Sarah Wilson Trust Fund in memory of Clare Shelswell and are asking for assistance with food to help the Shelswell family. If you can provide a meal, send an e-mail here and a friend of the family will contact you with details. For more information on the ways to donate to the trust fund visit their website:




Chilliwack Business Donations

Star FM 98.3 (Air Time)

The Hawk 89.5 ( Air Time and four golf passes for the Falls Golf Course )

The Echo Room Nightclub.

Free entrance to Cheeki Cherry guests on July 10th and a Donation to the Family.

Fred's Ackerman Coatings & Sealers ( Asphalt driveway coating/sealing ) Value 500.00 = 1000 sq. ft. includes cleaning & crack repair & Industrial Asphalt Sealer. 604-798-3222

Paparazzi Photography (gift certificate x2) Amy

Signal Signs ( Young / Airport ) Printing

Staples - Printing

Price Smart ( Yale / Spadina ) Sunglasses X2

ManeStop Hair Salon ( Ontario Street ) Gift Cert.

The Gallery Spa

Corky's Irish Pub and Sports Bar

MountainView Harley Davidson

Rock Solid Construction 604-991-0353

Barb Hoffman - Sunset Gourmet ( Gift Basket ) 604-393-7742

Elegant Ideas - Cakes by Alana Louise - 604-791-2222 ( Value 550.00 Wedding Cake for 130 people )

Matt and Dean ( 3 Gift Cert. for women's Self Defense Course )

Undine's ( Gift Cert. )

Fuel Clothing (Chilliwack Mall - Gift Cert. )

Gringos ( Gift Cert. )

Epicure (gift bag and gift certificate - Mandy Peacock)

The Egyptian Body Sugar Co. (gift certificate)

Teddy Bear Dreams ( Gift Cert. )

Image Salon and Taning ( Gift Cert. x2 ) Chiliwack Mall

Tropicana Tanning ( Gift Basket )

Bells & Babies ( Gift Basket Tanya 604-792-4998 )

The Agassiz Harrison Observer ($100 worth of advertising)

Ken's Tire & Wheel (Service Gift Package 150.00 Value 604-793-7030)

Cheam Source for Sports ( Gift Cert. )

Michael's On Mainstreet ( Gift Cert. )

Best Western Rainbow Country Inn ( x2 Gift Cert. for Sunday Brunch )

Chill-Air (Honeywell Pro8000 Thermostat) Value 400.00

Safeway ( One Yale - Gift Cert. )

Rowena's Inn On The River ( 1 night stay Value 280.00 )

Alive Health Centre ( Cottonwood Mall )

Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa ( Abbotsford - Gift Basket )

Preserved Seed (Gift Cert.)

White Spot ( Gift Cert. )

Elite Nutrician ( 100.00 Gift Cert.)

Rococo Home Decor ( Gift Cert.)

Apeldoorn's Cottage Bakery ( Gift Cert. )

Block Buster ( Gift Cert. )

Lellow For Modern Kids ( Mill Street )

Grahams Gifts ( Wellington )

Arcadia Academy of Music ( Gift Cert. Value 180.00 )

3 Wishes ( Cottonwood mall )

Express Apparel ( Cottonwood mall )

Chatters hair Salon ( Gift Cert. )

Buny's N' Bugs Auto Repair Ltd. ( 100.00 Gift Cert. and extra's )

Bozzini's Rest. ( Gift Cert. )

Price Smart Foods ( Gift Basket )