Radford family leads fundraising effort

It’s truly a family affair. Four generations of Red Deer’s Radford family will chair the capital campaign to build a new Ronald McDonald House next to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

Radford family

It’s truly a family affair.

Four generations of Red Deer’s Radford family will chair the capital campaign to build a new Ronald McDonald House next to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

Well known for a strong history of charitable work, Reg and Lyn Radford and their family were asked to help lead the campaign to raise money for the $12-million project.

“They’ll be our ambassadors,” says Marla Cohen, director of development for Ronald McDonald House in Southern Alberta.

Because Ronald McDonald Houses serve families rather than individuals, it was deemed appropriate to appoint a family, rather than an individual, to lead the campaign, says Cohen.

Lyn Radford says she and her family had no prior connection to Ronald McDonald Houses, except to support the concept.

“We’ve always been an advocate of it, both in Edmonton and Calgary, feeling that it was a really beneficial thing for a community to have,” she says.

Ronald McDonald House sought the Radford family because of their strong history of volunteering.

Reg and other members of their family have all worked on various community projects, while Lyn has taken the lead role in a number of initiatives. She was named Red Deer’s Citizen of the Year in May for her commitment to community projects.

Throughout her volunteer career, Lyn has encouraged members of her family to take part in community projects.

“I’ve always advocated that they have received the benefits of being a part of this community, so they have to gave back so others receive benefits.”

Joining Reg and Lyn in the campaign are Lyn’s mother, Margaret Imeson, along with couple’s adult children, their spouses and their children.

Family members include Jamie and Geordin Flett and their two little boys; Erin and Chris Buckland and their young son and daughter; Ashley and David Brant; and Andrew Radford.

“They all take their turns in different things,” says Lyn.

“Reg helps with the curling rink and Jamie has done numerous projects, particularly for the school she works for. Ashley has been involved in the torch relay and the Alberta Summer Games. Same with Erin.”

Radford’s currently heads up Red Deer’s segment of the Olympic Torch Relay and takes an active role on the Red Deer College board of governors. She is also involved with the Red Deer Curling Club’s building committee, Alberta Sport Development Centre, Westerner Park, United Way and the Red Deer and District Community Foundation.

bkossowan@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Rimbey-area landowner believes earthquake damaged his electricity supply

Underground line was damaged at same time quake hit, says landowner

Open call for musicians to play Ross Street Patio Parties in Red Deer

The City of Red Deer is inviting musicians from various different cultural… Continue reading

Rocky Mountain House citizens recognized in awards show

Mayor’s Recognition Awards handed out in ceremony last Friday

Red Deer monitoring creeks during spring melt

Residents advised to use common sense when approaching ice

Businesses worry about pricey budget promises

Alberta businesses are bracing for expensive promises the federal and provincial governments… Continue reading

WATCH: Celebrating francophone Canadians at the 10th annual Red Deer Winter Carnival

The event was hosted by the Red Deer region of the French-Canadian Association of Alberta Saturday

Family: Time to shed winter clothes and inhibitions

It has been a long, crazy cold winter. But, if the thermometer… Continue reading

Chelsea Carey rink registers two wins at world women’s curling event

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Canada’s Chelsea Carey rebounded nicely Sunday at the world… Continue reading

Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title, winning BNP Paribas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title.… Continue reading

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box… Continue reading

Budget to focus on affordable housing changes on supply, demand, regulation

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will take steps in Tuesday’s federal budget… Continue reading

Kenney lieutenant denies running ‘puppet’ candidate in party leadership race

EDMONTON — The staffer at the centre of a spreading scandal over… Continue reading

RCMP find ammunition, machete after searching for ATV reported stolen

FROG LAKE, Alta. — Police say they found 600 rounds of ammunition… Continue reading

Most Read