The Stomp’n Toy Run, also known as ‘Nicky’s Little Red Wagon’, began in 2007 as a non-profit fundraiser in memory of Nicky Grummet.
Nicky Grummet was a very special boy who, at the age of five, began collecting bottles and cans so he could give the money to families less privileged. Sadly, Nicky passed away at the age of 15, only months after his father Colin passed from cancer.
This annual Stomp’n Toy Run is held in honour of both Colin and Nicky.
As the single biggest fundraiser for the Barriere Food Bank, the donations in toys alone make Christmas so much better for many local families, and the donations in cash help keep the Food Bank shelves stocked when donations of food items are low.
During last year’s Toy Run well over $800 in cash donations was received, as well as many pounds of food items and many, many toys.
This year’s Stomp’n Toy Run will be on Sept. 13, starting from the AG Foods parking lot. Gather at 10 a.m. for a great day of riding, driving and friends. The Toy Run ends up at the Barriere Legion for an evening of fun with a great dinner and entertainment. Tickets for the Legion dinner and entertainment are available at the Legion.
“We hope that everyone will come out to help continue Nicky’s legacy in helping those less fortunate,” says organizers Paul and Barb Morris, “And you don’t need to have a motorcycle to participate.”
For more information call: 250-819-3205.