Aspiring cyclist Jaden Sull.

A childs donation to the children’s hospital inspires

A young Quesnel student is learning the importance volunteering, donating and helping raise awareness to BC Children's Hospital.

Raising $389.30 in the past two and a half months for BC Children’s Hospital; a young Quesnel student is learning the importance volunteering, donating and helping raise awareness to BC Children’s Hospital.

As Jaden Sull was preparing to celebrate her eighth birthday with her family and friends, she was asked a simple question by parents Archie and Balj Sul, “for your birthday, would you like presents or make a donation to BC Children’s Hospital?”

Jadens immediate response without hesitation was inspiring.”I want to donate to BC Children’s Hospital.”

For the Sull family, BC Children’s Hospital has played a significant role in their lives as Jaden has spent time there in the past two years being treated for her seizures/epilepsy.

Jaden felt the opportunity to give back is important and worthwhile because of the positive impact that BC Children’s hospital had on her.

Once Jaden planned to donate her birthday funds and allowance back to the hospital that cared for her, she went to work on finding ways to raise more funds for the hospital.

The first fundraiser she did was creating rainbow looms which she sold by donation at Quesnel Junior Secondary (QJS) office with secretary Stacey Gilbert.

Jaden hand made all the rainbow looms and placed the coloured loom bracelets at QJS.

Secondly, Jaden received a donation box from a student of Greg Gerichs Grade 9 QJS woodwork class that had spent time at BC Children’s Hospital as a child.

The student used a scrap box and sanded it down and put a hole at the top for donations.

After labelling, decorating and placing the Cycling 530 newspaper article on it  the box was placed at Bliss Coffee.

Thirdly, Jaden has been learning the importance of being involved in the community.

Not only has Jaden been active with her own fundraising, she’s recently been working side by

side learning from her mom and dad as they have been fundraising through a samosa fundraiser and raffle ticket sales and much more for Cycling 530 BC Children’s Hospital cycling event.

Jaden is not only learning the importance of giving back, but most importantly learning about sharing values that are important to her family.

Despite living with epilepsy Jaden is an active child who loves school; especially reading and math and can be found participating in TaeKwonDo, golf, soccer, cycling and hip hop dance.

Jadens summer plans include accompanying her mom, and at times cycling beside her dad next week as he will be cycling from Quesnel to Whistler to Vancouver to BC Children’s Hospital.

Quesnel Cycling is Rob Gardner and Armajit (Archie) Sull. They are riding to Whistler this summer to raise funds for the B.C. Children’s hospital.

Links

Twitter: @quesnelcycling

Instagram: quesnelcycling

YouTube: QuesnelCycling

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/QuesnelCycle

 

Just Posted

Some roads in Cariboo region closed due to evacuation orders

The Ministry of Transportation has provided a list of road closures in the Cariboo

Local woman set for trial in Alberta as animal cruelty investigation continues in B.C.

Karin Adams was discovered with eight dogs in Alberta weeks after having 16 dogs seized in Quesnel

Ice Demons returning to CIHL for 2018-2019 season

Central Interior Hockey League will return with five teams after shrinking last season

83 active wildfires and 9 fires-of-note in Cariboo Fire Centre Aug. 15

Up-to-date information about wildfires, evacuation orders and alerts in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

Horsefly River angling closed from Quesnel Lake to Woodjam Bridge until further notice

The move comes to protect rainbow trout from warming temperatures in the river

‘Treed in perpetuity’: one local property owner advocates sustainable logging

Thinning treed areas can make properties less vulnerable to fire and make money without clearcutting

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Farmers ponder impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

The nicotine-based pesticides scientists have linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out of use in Canada over a three year period starting in 2021.

Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.”

Thousands of police officers expected at regimental funeral in Fredericton

Two civilians were killed in a shooting in Fredericton that also claimed the lives of two police officers.

2 girls, hand-drawn map in hand, sneak out of B.C. home for adventure

The pair’s escape has transit police reminding commuters to report unusual behaviour

Ex-B.C. teachers’ union leader among latest pipeline protesters to get jail time

Twelve people have been sentenced for violating court order to stay away from Kinder Morgan terminal

Most Read