Almonte six-year-old raises $300 for Country Haven

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

ALMONTE – With the unprecedented tragedy that occurred at the Country Haven long-term care facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the thought will far outweigh the money a six-year-old Almonte boy raised for the beleaguered centre.

Lennox Donnelly recently raised $300 for the home, a place he is very familiar with.

“His aunt works over at Almonte Country Haven and he knows all about the tough times they are having,” grandpa Gavin Donnelly said. “So, to help out he decided to make some macramé key chains and sell them. He started with a dozen and they were gone within minutes so he made more.”

Lennox had folks from Toronto, Ottawa, and surrounding areas asking for them.

“His goal was to raise $50 dollars, and as of now (April 22), he has raised $300 dollars, which will be donated to the haven,” Gavin said.

Lennox hopes to make more in the near future but “unfortunately, the family isn’t able to source more materials at this time, so Lennox isn’t able to make any more for now.”

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