Fundraiser to support daughter of fallen firefighter to be held Jan. 25.


Fundraiser to support daughter of fallen firefighter to be held Jan. 25.
Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy. Photo/submitted

RegionFirefighters, local officials, and community volunteers from Shrewsbury, Westborough, and Northborough will be holding a community fundraiser in support of 9-year old Ava Roy, the daughter of Worcester Firefighter and Shrewsbury resident Christopher Roy, who was killed in the line of duty in December.

“Towns of Love for Ava Roy” will take place Friday, Jan. 25, from 7-11 p.m. at Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave. The event will feature refreshments, a cash bar, and entertainment from local music acts Dark Horse, Tim Pitney and Red Badge, and the Worcester Jazz Collective.

Tickets are $30 each. Sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds will support the Ava Roy Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Ava Roy Fund, and mailed to the Hannah Kane Charitable Foundation, PO Box 595, Shrewsbury MA 01545.

The event will also include a silent auction, raffle prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. Residents or businesses interested in donating items should contact Beth Casavant at [email protected] or 508-641-8174.

The Host Committee for the event includes Shrewsbury Firefighters IAFF Local 4613, Westborough Firefighters IAFF Local 3070, Northborough Firefighters IAFF Local 3057, Rory Ahern, Beth Casavant, Jamie Colby, Pat Doucimo, Ben Gerber, David Hodgerney, Hannah Kane, Amy Kotsopoulos, Mike LaPorte, Sean Lawlor, Kim Lipka, Bob Ljunggren, Frank Ludovico, Liz Mason, Mindy McKenzie, Mike Moore, Bill O’Connor, Kelly Olvert,  Jason Palitsch, Melissa Pride-Fahs, Aaron Roy, William Ryzewski, Gayle Vigeant, Steve Vigeant, and Jim Vuona.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, or general inquiries contact Hannah Kane at [email protected] or 617-448-7304.


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