This week, local journalist Paul “Relly” Rellinger is returning to the roof of The Brick in Peterborough to raise funds for Habitat For Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha.
At noon on Thursday, April 28, Peterborough Fire Services will lift Paul to the roof of The Brick (1200 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough). He’ll stay up there for over 48 hours, until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, while Habitat For Humanity volunteers collect donations in the parking lot below.
Dave Stanley, manager of The Brick, is again volunteering his time and staff for the Relly On The Roof fundraiser. Sobeys, Canadian Tire, Boston Pizza, The Pizza Factory, Create Shade, and Tim Hortons will also be providing support.
A highlight of the event will be a live music showcase outside The Brick on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. Featured performers are Rick and Gailie Young, Jessie Morrissey and Adam Grills, Hilary Dumoulin, Missy Knott, Terry Guiel, Brent Bailey, and Jan Schoute.Again this year, Relly On The Roof is raising funds for Habitat For Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha, a non-profit and non-denominational housing organization that works with low-income families to build decent and affordable homes. Every dollar donated to Habitat For Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha goes directly towards building homes with families in need.
The weather looks favourable for Paul’s stay on the roof, with sunny days and moderate temperatures in the forecast for Thursday through Saturday.
Relly On The Roof is the first of four fundraising events associated with Peterborough Cares, a group of local business people founded by Camille Parent that helps local charities raise funds.
On the Victoria Day long weekend (May 21 to 23), Peterborough Cares will return with three more parking-lot fundraisers: at Morello’s Your Independent Grocer (400 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough) for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society of Canada, at Dieter and Darcy’s No Frills (230 George St. N., Peterborough) for Kawartha Participation Projects, and at Walmart (1002 Chemong Rd., Peterborough) for the Peterborough Huskies.Last year, Relly On The Roof raised around $8,800 and all four Peterborough Cares events raised a record $23,706 for local charities.
All photos courtesy of Paul Rellinger / Peterborough Cares.