Following on the success of the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at the All Angels Chapel on December 1, the Chaplains’ Benevolent Fund received a major boost from Canada Company. A cheque for $10,000 was presented by 19 Wing Honorary Colonel Donald Hewson on December 2, 2013 to the Benevolent Fund, which supports military families during emergencies or crises. In addition to the Canada Company donation, $1311 was raised by over 150 attendees of the service. Since then, HCol Hewson raised a further $1500.
The chaplains at 19 Wing actively raise money for the Fund throughout the year, but this donation represents a substantial jump in their abilities to provide emergency support to local military families throughout the year.