A community FUNdraiser was hosted by V-Plus Car Wash in collaboration with Peel Regional Police and Rotary Club of Brampton in benefit of Peel Crime Stoppers. Stopper the Mascot, along with dedicated volunteers from Peel Crime Stoppers and Peel Regional Police, rolled up their sleeves with a goal to wash one hundred vehicles over three hours on Saturday, August 28th. This initiative was organized with the aim to raise awareness for the Crime Stoppers program and deposited over $1,400 into the piggy bank. With their $20 donations, patrons enjoyed a hot dog (compliments of Maple Lodge Farms) and samosa as well as a cold drink while they waited for their cars to be washed and dried. Leadership from Peel Regional Police included Deputy Chief, Marc Andrews and Peel Regional Police Association President, Adrian Woolley. Honourable guests Brampton Mayor, Patrick Brown and Caledon Mayor, Allan Thompson made a pitstop to lend their support. Best wishes were received from Region of Peel Chair, Nando Iannicca and Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie. Peel Crime Stoppers is a volunteer organization that is not funded by government and relies on public donations to operate the (1-800-222-8477) anonymous tip line.
Article by Susan Gibbins
Photography by Peeter Poldre