Sir Winston students walking for Niagara Children’s Centre

Apr. 27, 2017

The third annual Sir Winston Churchill (SWC) took place on April 26, 2017.

Sir Winston Churchill’s “We’re walking so others can too!” fundraiser is a student-led event developed to raise funds in support of the Niagara Children’s Centre. SWC Walks is one of the most highlighted fundraising events of the year.

“It’s always one of the highlights of the year and we get to show our school spirit and pride but at the same time be able to help children in our community,” said Alana Krzeczkowski, Sir Winston Churchill’s student body president.

Niagara Children’s Centre is well known across the Niagara Region for its commitment to providing rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities. Sir Winston Churchill wants to and has been, supporting these therapy programs for the past two years.

Last year students at the St. Catharines secondary school raised close to $7,000, which helped children at the centre learn to walk independently, including children who now can benefit from the use of the newly updated gait lab.

“People don’t see the power our school has,” said Irene Siemiaszko, guidance counsellor at Sir Winston Churchill. “It’s a great opportunity to highlight and promote our commitment to helping others.”

For every $50 raised, a child will benefit from a therapy session. The school’s goal is to provide 160 individual and group therapy sessions ($8,000).