Brockville’s Cops Care for Kids underway

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – A former Brockville police officer, turned entrepreneur, has helped kick off the 2017 edition of Cops Care for Kids in Brockville.

Surinder Gill, who runs Captain George’s Fish and Chips on Park Street, is opening his restaurants once again for a series of fundraising dinners.

The dinners will happen on the first two Mondays in March (March 6 and March 13) from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The fundraiser was kicked off during a formal media event this afternoon (Thursday).

Sixty per cent of the sales from Captain George’s special menu will be going to Cops Care for Kids.

“The event was a huge success last year and we are confident it will be this year as well,” said Sgt. Darryl Boyd, President of the Brockville Police Association (BPA).

Meanwhile, applications are being taken right now for recipients of the Cops Care for Kids program, which is administered by the BPA.

It seeks to give children, ages 3-16, “a special and memorable event…in hopes of bringing some joy and creating special memories in a child (and family) that is fighting a difficult fight,” from a serious medical condition or affliction.

Cops Care for Kids is in its seventh year.

Nominations are being taken until April 3 at the police station on Parkedale Avenue or by email to brockvillepoliceassociation@gmail.com

Included in the nomination must be:

  • Name and age of applicant
  • Name and relationship of nominator (**must have parents’ permission**)
  • Name of parents and contact information
  • Nature of illness – brief history
  • List three hobbies or interests of the child

The recipients will be announced in May.

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