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Young Teen’s Death Brings Community Together For Car Wash

Friday July 10th, 2015, 10:00am


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A special car wash fundraiser is being held at the Colchester Eatery, #1 County Road 50 West this Saturday in memory of Dylyn McLennan who died seven years ago at the age of 16.

Volunteers, including Dylyn’s sister Darla, will be on hand to wash the cars and the first 100 cars will receive a special giveaway.

Funds raised from the car wash will support the Griefworks program at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch. This program provides specialized supports to children who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Darla used the program for a year when her brother Dylyn died.

“The Griefworks program definitely helped Darla deal with the traumatic death of her brother. She saw a counsellor for about a year and it was extremely beneficial. We are extremely grateful for the support she received from this program. This car wash allows us to remember Dylyn and raise funds for a program near and dear to our heart,” says Robin McLennan, Dylyn and Darla’s mother.

“We are extremely grateful to the McLennan family for organizing this event. The Griefworks program treats over 100 children annually in this community. Fundraising is essential in keeping the program sustainable,” says Kim Willis, Senior Manager Fund Development and Community Engagement, CMHA-WECB.

The car wash runs from 11pm to 4pm.

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