House arrest for Kelowna’s best

B.C. Southeast District, Kelowna

2021-05-31 14:49 PDT

Photo taken at the 2019 Jail & Bail which shows Cst. Dan Carson (left) & Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey (right) pose with Cops for Kids Director Shawna Lundin of Argus Properties Ltd.;

View larger image - Photo taken at the 2019 Jail & Bail which shows Cst. Dan Carson (left) & Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey (right) pose with Cops for Kids Director Shawna Lundin of Argus Properties Ltd.;

Kelowna’s best will be on house arrest Wednesday to participate in the Cops for Kids Jail & Bail, which has been modified this year to a virtual event. Normally, our city’s prominent citizens find themselves behind bars to raise funds for the local charity during the annual event, but this year they’ll be visited by an off-duty arresting officer for a commemorative photo, and then the officers will leave, placing the jailbird on house arrest to raise their bail.

This fun event is an important fundraiser for the small regional foundation both to raise the funds needed by the RCMP charity, but also to remind the public of the important work they do year-round to help local children who need it most.

Families turn to Cops for Kids when there’s nowhere else to turn and so we’ve got to work even harder to be able to assist these families when they need it most, explains event organizer and director of the charity Cpl. Jesse O‘Donaghey from the RCMP Southeast District. Families have been struggling financially due to the pandemic, and so they rely on Cops for Kids to be there for them in a time of crisis. It’s important that we find ways to continue our fundraising efforts safely under Public Health Orders.

Cops for Kids Charitable Foundation is a group of dedicated RCMP members and friends, committed to raising funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis within south eastern British Columbia. They work tirelessly to raise funds throughout the year to support requests for financial assistance from families in the region who may require medical treatment outside their home community, emergency dental treatment, medical equipment, specialized therapies, learning tools & mobility aids.

There’s still time to nominate a friend, a loved one, a co-worker, or even to take part in the event yourself. For more information please visit www.copsforkids.org or call 250-801-4438 to arrange an arrest.

For more information, contact Courtney King, Event Coordinator (250) 801-4438 or email info@copsforkids.org
 

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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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