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Tudor's Biscuit World Donates $40,000 To Make-A-Wish; Wishes To Be Granted For 11 Kids
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 19, 2012 11:43 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The wishes of 11 children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions will be granted thanks to a $40,000 donation from Tudor’s Biscuit World.
The donation to the Make-A-Wish program was presented Monday morning at the 217 Lee Street Tudor's location in Charleston, according to a news release from Make-A-Wish.
Thanks to the efforts of Tudor's Biscuit World customers and employees, more than $24,500 of the $40,000 was raised from our annual October fundraiser to grant the wishes of seven West Virginia children. Throughout the month of October, Tudor's Biscuit World customers were invited to purchase a $1 "pumpkin" in support of Make-A-Wish. To energize the fundraiser, Tudor's held a companywide contest with prizes for the locations that raised the most money. Its Marmet and Smithers restaurants were the high sellers, raising $3,431 and $5,760. Tudor's of Dunbar had the greatest increase over last year, selling 1,428 pumpkins.
There was a special guest at the event to help make the presentation, Jacob Fleming, a 3-year-old from the Smithers area who was granted his wish this past summer to Disney World in Florida. Pam Prince, the boy’s grandmother, said, "The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the Give Kids the World Village took such great care of us. Without Make-A-Wish, Jacob would have never had this experience. He loved every minute of it."
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia is a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 13,000 wishes.
For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 664-9474 or visit its website at www.wishsouthwv.org http://www.wishsouthwv.org.
Tudor's Biscuit World is a West Virginia restaurant company specializing in home-style breakfasts, sandwiches and dinner entrees. Tudor's has over 60 locations throughout the state and outlets in Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia.
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