570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond” in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.
This week we shine the spotlight on a Cambridge couple who has been assisting charities for many years by hosting community barbecues at the M & M Meats outlet they operate.
Peter and Donna Charters were nominated by Pat Singleton and the team at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.
Pat says Peter and Donna have not only raised funds for the food bank, but also for children with cancer, Big Brothers-Big Sisters and a host of other agencies. “They have helped umpteen charities in small ways, big ways, families, kids that have cancer – they’ve helped out families. They’re just a genuinely really kind couple.”
Pat says that in their latest fundraising effort, Peter and Donna hosted a barbecue to raise money for families of the three RCMP officers who were murdered in New Brunswick last month, raising over $4,000 for the RCMP Foundation.