Sgt. Clay Kronebusch of the Quesnel RCMP accepts a donation of stuffed animals for Victim Services from Don McClure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Sgt. Clay Kronebusch of the Quesnel RCMP accepts a donation of stuffed animals for Victim Services from Don McClure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel classic car club donates stuffed animals to victim services

The annual donation didn’t run last year due to COVID-19

A pile of stuffed toys sat on the steps of the Quesnel RCMP detatchment on Thursday, Dec. 2. The animals were gathered and donated by the Quesnel chapter of the Vintage Car Club.

Don McClure dropped the toys off, and they were picked up on behalf of first responders by Sgt. Clay Kronebusch of the Quesnel RCMP.

McClure said the club has been collecting toys since 2009, but missed donating in 2020 because COVID-19 cancelled their gatherings.

“They put these teddy bears into police cars, the ambulances, into the fire trucks,” he said.

“If there are kids who are stressed from a fire or accident or whatever, they give them a teddy bear to hang onto.”

McClure said the idea to support Victim Services came when he attended an all T-Bird car show in Edmonton, and a group there was gathering stuffed animals for local victim services.

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“It was just such a good thing, I figured we’d do it here,” he said.

Victim Services also provide support to people who are going through the court system in B.C. who are victims of a crime. For a full list of services, call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808.

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: cassidy.dankochik@quesnelobserver.com


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