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Richmond Gogos' gala to aid African orphans

The Richmond Gogos will hold their second annual gala Thursday, Oct. 13 at Richmond Curling Club.

The event, Hand in Hand with African Grandmothers, will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, which assists AIDS victims and the grandmothers who are raising AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Canadians have raised $12 million for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in five years. The funds are sent directly to grassroots organizations that provide grandmothers and children in their care with supports that include food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and testing and adequate housing and bedding.

The gala, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., features dinner, entertainment, a craft marketplace and live auction. Tickets, $40, available by calling 604-275-9536 or e-mailing laurisw@shaw.ca. The curling club is located at 5540 Hollybridge Way.

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