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Thorold Legion seeks $80,000 to replace leaking roof

'We can't rent it out if people are getting wet,' says Legion president
A pre-pandemic gathering at the Thorold Legion hall. Bob Liddycoat / Thorold News

Thorold Legion members are tired of patching up the small leaks in the ceiling that has been plaguing the meeting space for some time.

In its largest fundraiser to date, the Legion is looking to raise around $80,000 to replace the entire roof.

"It's just too old," said President Eric Cuthbert.

"We have some water dripping in. We have been able to eliminate some of it, but we have decided that it needs to be redone."

Apart from regular Legion programming, the space is also used for PTSD-sessions for veterans and first responders, as well as by the Thorold Pipe Band and for training service dogs.

Other events such as weddings and community meetings have been put on the back burner due to the leaks.

"But we can't do that if people are getting wet," Cuthbert said.

A GoFundMe-page has been set up for the cause, with just over $6,000 raised to date.

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