FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local resident has received an Abbeyfield Canada award for her volunteer efforts with the organization’s Fort St. John house.
Ann Bergen was recognized with the Abbeyfield Champion Award on May 29th for her years of fundraising and development work.
Abbeyfield Canada is a non-profit organization that offers affordable housing for lonely seniors. There are 20 Abbeyfield Houses from Vancouver Island to Ontario with approximately 215 residents.
Ann and her late husband Ben introduced the Abbeyfield concept to local residents and officials beginning in 2007 as they presented a design for a house in Fort St. John. The House opened in 2008 on land Ben donated. Since that time, Ann has organized many fundraisers intending to pay off the House’s mortgage. As well as serving in various capacities on the Fort St. John Board for many years, Ann was a National Board member from 2009 to 2012.
Anyone interested in visiting Abbeyfield House, joining the Board, or providing other support, contact Robert at 250-262-6175.
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