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Our photograph that was featured in the Kingston Whig Standard last year for our Salvation Army fundraiser, out next one is this Saturday and we hope to surpass the donation of $2800 we made last year, see you there Saturday!

Tallack donations top $100,000 mark

liza nelson and steve serviss/Co-chairs


Hanshi Ken Tallack, Kyle Cochrane, and Melanie Loxton of Ken Tallack’s Martial Arts, present Elizabeth Kim, Christmas Hamper and sponsorship co-ordinator for the Salvation Army, with $2,863. The money was raised by martial arts students as part of Ken Tallack’s Martial Arts Fundraiser for Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Campaign. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard)

For the past 20 years, Ken Tallack, instructors and students at Tallack Martial Arts have supported the hamper campaign. This past weekend, students continued their giving ways by collecting pledges for the campaign as they participated in the 500 technique challenge. They were joined by students from the Queen’s University Recreational Karate Club, who completed a 5,000 technique challenge. More than $2,800 was raised by the effort, bringing the total to more than $100,000 over two decades.

We thank Ken and all of his students for the support and genorosity over the years that has helped see thousands of local people enjoy a Christmas dinner with all the traimmings. Their efforts are appreciated and help make a difference in our community.

The 2015 Jerome Taylor Memorial/Whig-Standard Christmas Hamper Fund aims to raise $145,000 to provide meals for 3,200 local households during the holidays. The campaign is off to a good start. We thank all of our supporters whose contributions help make brighten up the holidays for many people in the area.

Sponsoring a family

People can lend their support through a financial donation, volunteering and even sponsoring a family. Family sponsorships allow donors to purchase items for the hamper and deliver them to families in our area. This helps offset the amount of purchasing and delivering hampers, which costs between $85 and $110 per household.

To sponsor a family, please contact Liz Kim at 613-548-4411, ext. 38, or email

How to Donate

Make your cheque payable to: The Salvation Army Hamper Fund

Drop off or mail donation to: The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Fund, 342 Patrick St., Kingston, ON K7K 6R6

Acknowledgement: We will publish your name in our column. Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous.

Tax Receipt: A tax receipt will be issued for any amount over $10.

Questions: Contact Bonita McCourt at 613-548-4411, ext. 21, or email

Our donors

Susan Faris and Daniel Napier: $100

Anonymous: $25

John and Maureen Cumberland: $50

Anonymous: $50

Anonymous: $100

Frances Day: $100

Howard and Connstance Edwards: $100

Anonymous: $150

Graham and Barbara Gilmour: $150

Anonymous: $50

In memory of Peggy O’Neill: $30 In memory of Lesley, Brian and Bob: $30

Margaret Ann Irvine: $100

Anonymous: $50

Gyles and Lois Johnston: $30

Susan Kennedy: $100

Anonymous: $25

Daniel and Lillian Lalonde: $30

In memory of George and Elma Lurngston: $100

Allan and Sylvia MacKenzie: $100

Anonymous: $25

Mary Millar: $150

Jean Monahan: $50

David & Ruth Pattenden: $100

In memory of Emmet (Bill) McRae: $250

Lois Shepherd: $100

Anonymous: $225

Virginia Wakeford: $60

Anonymous: $125

Anonymous: $250

Marion Aishford: $25

Rick Cairns and Elizabeth Dougan: $100

Allan English and Gina Gushue: $200

Douglas and Barbara Arniel: $50

Martha & Nicholas Bala: $500

Anonymous: $50

Anonymous: $100

Catherine and Beatrice Corbett: $50

In memory of Dr. David Cow: $100

Robert and Barbara Erb: $50

Scotiabank: $100

Glen Lawrence Golf Club: $200

S. Rayner & Associates Ltd.: $100

Robert and Wanda Jamieson: $100

In memory of John William Harwood: $100

Anonymous: $200

Anonymous: $50

In memory of Dr. Michael King: $100

Max, Liza and Reg: $500

Dave and Kim MacDonald: $100

Anonymous: $100

Joyce Shaw: $40

William Smith: $25

Keith Speck and Catherine Beres: $100

Anonymous: $250

Alan and Jackie Thomson: $300

Peter and Anne Trousdale: $500

Glenn Tuttle: $250

Henry and Joyce Verstappen: $100

Grace Yung: $100

In memory of my sisters Christine Hemsworth and Pauline Haberle: $100

Beverley and Lynn Bell: $100

Bernard and Patricia Breen: $100

Anonymous: $25

Anonymous: $50

Anonymous First CRC of Kingston Benevolent Fund: $250

M. Denyse Walker-Hand: $100

James and Colleen Kelly: $100

Anonymous: $50

Jim and Lynn Macintyre: $100

John & Patricia Murray: $75

Anonymous: $250

Edwina and Gordon Shepherd: $100

In memory of Riley Demerchant: $100

Anonymous: $100

Tallack Martial Arts: $2923.50

Total: $44773.50