The Community at work

The Community at work

In the fall of last year, Sue Lanteigne was diagnosed with cancer. Sue endured a lengthy surgery to remove a tumor from her spine and persevered through an arduous rehabilitation. We are happy to say that she is feeling well now and continuing to heal.  But the last year has been a struggle for Sue and her family. While Sue’s inner strength is obvious, she is quick to give a lot of credit for helping her through her ordeal to the “incredibly generous” support of her community on the Kingston Peninsula. Among other things, the good people of Kingston organized a fundraiser to provide for medicine and some home renovations that were required during her convalescence.

 

So Sue decided to pay back the generosity that was shown to her by organizing her own fundraiser in the form of a concert at Hampton High School. In deciding where the funds should go, Sue said, “I needed and issue that is truly bigger than my own; something that I knew would make a big difference in other people’s lives”. The Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership is grateful to Sue for recognizing the people of Piggs Peak, Swaziland as the recipients. The AIDS pandemic has ripped through that community like a tsunami, leaving a generation of orphans and vulnerable children in its wake. Because of Sue’s inspiration, and through her efforts, a sizeable donation was made to our Piggs Peak Partnership.

 

We would be remiss if we didn’t also offer a huge thank-you to the father-son duo of Darren and Dylan Farrell who provided an extremely entertaining evening of music for those who attended. When Sue’s originally scheduled performer was hospitalized with appendicitis at the last minute, she called Darren who “did not hesitate for a second” in agreeing to fill in. He said “Whatever I can do, I will do”.

 

The contribution to the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership is greatly appreciated. But what is especially gratifying is the compassionate and caring attitude of the people in our community, like Sue, Darren, and Dylan. It will be the ongoing efforts of people like these – people who use their own unique inspirations and talents – that will ensure we are able to sustain our support of the needy people in Piggs Peak.

In the fall of last year, Sue Lanteigne was diagnosed with cancer. Sue endured a lengthy surgery to remove a tumor from her spine and persevered through an arduous rehabilitation. We are happy to say that she is feeling well now and continuing to heal.  But the last year has been a struggle for Sue and her family. While Sue’s inner strength is obvious, she is quick to give a lot of credit for helping her through her ordeal to the “incredibly generous” support of her community on the Kingston Peninsula. Among other things, the good people of Kingston organized a fundraiser to provide for medicine and some home renovations that were required during her convalescence.

 

So Sue decided to pay back the generosity that was shown to her by organizing her own fundraiser in the form of a concert at Hampton High School. In deciding where the funds should go, Sue said, “I needed and issue that is truly bigger than my own; something that I knew would make a big difference in other people’s lives”. The Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership is grateful to Sue for recognizing the people of Piggs Peak, Swaziland as the recipients. The AIDS pandemic has ripped through that community like a tsunami, leaving a generation of orphans and vulnerable children in its wake. Because of Sue’s inspiration, and through her efforts, a sizeable donation was made to our Piggs Peak Partnership.

 

We would be remiss if we didn’t also offer a huge thank-you to the father-son duo of Darren and Dylan Farrell who provided an extremely entertaining evening of music for those who attended. When Sue’s originally scheduled performer was hospitalized with appendicitis at the last minute, she called Darren who “did not hesitate for a second” in agreeing to fill in. He said “Whatever I can do, I will do”.

 

The contribution to the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership is greatly appreciated. But what is especially gratifying is the compassionate and caring attitude of the people in our community, like Sue, Darren, and Dylan. It will be the ongoing efforts of people like these – people who use their own unique inspirations and talents – that will ensure we are able to sustain our support of the needy people in Piggs Peak.

In the fall of last year, Sue Lanteigne was diagnosed with cancer. Sue endured a lengthy surgery to remove a tumor from her spine and persevered through an arduous rehabilitation. We are happy to say that she is feeling well now and continuing to heal.  But the last year has been a struggle for Sue and her family. While Sue’s inner strength is obvious, she is quick to give a lot of credit for helping her through her ordeal to the “incredibly generous” support of her community on the Kingston Peninsula. Among other things, the good people of Kingston organized a fundraiser to provide for medicine and some home renovations that were required during her convalescence.

 

So Sue decided to pay back the generosity that was shown to her by organizing her own fundraiser in the form of a concert at Hampton High School. In deciding where the funds should go, Sue said, “I needed and issue that is truly bigger than my own; something that I knew would make a big difference in other people’s lives”. The Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership is grateful to Sue for recognizing the people of Piggs Peak, Swaziland as the recipients. The AIDS pandemic has ripped through that community like a tsunami, leaving a generation of orphans and vulnerable children in its wake. Because of Sue’s inspiration, and through her efforts, a sizeable donation was made to our Piggs Peak Partnership.

 

We would be remiss if we didn’t also offer a huge thank-you to the father-son duo of Darren and Dylan Farrell who provided an extremely entertaining evening of music for those who attended. When Sue’s originally scheduled performer was hospitalized with appendicitis at the last minute, she called Darren who “did not hesitate for a second” in agreeing to fill in. He said “Whatever I can do, I will do”.

 

The contribution to the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership is greatly appreciated. But what is especially gratifying is the compassionate and caring attitude of the people in our community, like Sue, Darren, and Dylan. It will be the ongoing efforts of people like these – people who use their own unique inspirations and talents – that will ensure we are able to sustain our support of the needy people in Piggs Peak.

The Community at work