Cranbrook GoGo Grannies host annual Glitz and Glam lunch and fundraiser

The GoGo Grannies of Cranbrook are set for their major Glitz and Glam lunch and fundraiser, which is running this Saturday, May 13, at the Heritage Inn.

Tickets are on sale at Lotus Books, for $25 each.

On sale are gently used fine jewelry, costume jewelry, purses, scarves, and a surprising silent auction of items donated by local citizens and businesses. There will also be door prizes for six lucky winners.

Events take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All participants will have the chance to participate in a draw for a beautiful quilt donated by Rose Augustine. This is the fourth year Rose has donated a quilt for the cause.

Since 2007, the dedicated Cranbrook GoGo Grannies have raised more than $100,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The SLF is now in its 10th year, and has raised over $24 million to support needy grandmothers in Africa. The support to the African grandmothers goes out to their individual needs, as they care for grandchildren and family due to the implications of the AIDS/HIV virus. The funds raised support their well-being, their education, housing and medical needs, and helps provide the means for earning a living.

The local group of dedicated Grannies realize the grandmothers of Africa can’t quit, so they have assued the philosophy that “we can’t quit either.”

If you are interested in joining the Cranbrook GoGo Grannies, please contact Cynthia at 250-919-8253, or talk to any of the Grannies at Saturday’s Glitz and Glam, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Inn, Saturday, May 13.