Walk for Camphill is a 5km walk to raise funds for The Camphill Foundation’s regional grants program. (Glenora Farm photo)

Walk for Camphill is a 5km walk to raise funds for The Camphill Foundation’s regional grants program. (Glenora Farm photo)

Glenora Farm contingent ‘Walk for Camphill’ in Cowichan

Walk raises funds for The Camphill Foundation’s regional grants program

Glenora Farm is a life-sharing community where adults with developmental disabilities live, work, and play with co-workers for the benefit of all.

Operated by the Ita Wegman Association, Glenora Farm is one of two International Camphill movement communities in Western Canada.

“We are part of a worldwide association of schools, training colleges and adult villages where people with developmental disabilities live, learn and work together with their caregivers sharing a culturally rich and productive environment,” explained Glenora Farm spokesperson Olivia Jackson.

Jackson said that on Sunday, May 1, the group participated in a “Walk for Camphill”, a five-kilometre walk to raise funds for The Camphill Foundation’s regional grants program.

They left the care home at 10:30 a.m. and walked to The Glenora Store & Café where they stopped for a water and ice cream break. What’s more, those in the area were delighted to be treated to a performance by the Glenora Farm’s hand bell choir at noon.

“The Glenora Farm bell choir [was] very excited to be performing for the public again after two years off due to COVID-19,” Jackson said.

With their friends at the Glenora Store & Café donating 20 per cent of all scooped ice cream sales on May 1, along with other donations from individuals, the group managed to raise $1,585 for the cause through their fundraising web page alone, “and an additional $260 in cash donations the day of the event,” Jackson noted. “That brought our total to $1,845.”

There were 14 teams participating in the event in total and Glenora Farm ranked fourth in fundraising. All told, the teams collectively raised $12,904 as of lunchtime on May 4.

“The rain held off, ice cream scoops were abundant, and the walkers did a fantastic job,” Jackson said. “The bell choir sounded beautiful. It was a fantastic day.”

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Walk for Camphill is a 5km walk to raise funds for The Camphill Foundation’s regional grants program. (Glenora Farm photo)

Walk for Camphill is a 5km walk to raise funds for The Camphill Foundation’s regional grants program. (Glenora Farm photo)