McAdam Avenue School received a major cash donation Jan. 18 in support of the school library, thanks to the generosity of the surrounding community and the fundraising efforts of Mike Richard, a retired detective with the Fredericton Police Force.
Richard presented the school with a cheque for $6,000 and a memorial award in memory of former student Jackie Clarke, who died tragically in 1995 at the age of eight. Richard began raising money in 2018 through a GoFundMe page set up in memory of Jackie.
"The funds are to be used for the school library because Jackie had a passion for books," Principal Cynthia Burnett explained.
Also, an annual memorial award of $100 will be presented each year to a deserving Grade 5 student.
Shown in the photo below are (left to right) Mike Richard with students Isaac Ranson, Brooklyn Belmore, Teagan Morrison, Gage Hallett, Zach Nicholson and Principal Cynthia Burnett in the library at McAdam Avenue School.