The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors held its 13th annual Homes for Hope Bonspiel recently. This popular event is a fundraiser for Mission Services, which has provided shelter and assistance to the homeless and disadvantaged in the community for well over 50 years.

“Mission Services has been one of our principal beneficiaries since 1992,” says LSTAR president Richard Thyssen. “They strive to meet what has become in the last decade or so a greater and greater need in our community and they richly deserve all the help and support we can offer them.”  This year’s event raised more than $11,000 for the charity, bringing the total raised by the bonspiel since its inception to more than $91,000 and the total raised by the association through the bonspiel and other fundraisers, including Homes for Hope pins, to well over $200,000.

The winning team was comprised of Kate Hoornaert, John DeBlock, Jim DeBlock and Scott Galpin.

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