A local automotive shop that supports a number of events and initiatives is hosting a fundraiser to help out a Cochrane Family.
Erol's Automotive along with Cochrane Napa Auto Parts and Castrol Canada are doing a charity oil change on Saturday, Feb 9th with 100% of the proceeds going to Chris Lindsey and his family.
Chris Lindsey was first diagnosed on June 16th, 2018 with an aggressive form of (Stage 3) Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was hoping to return to work last month. Unfortunately, a couple of month's ago the Lindsay family would once again hear the 'C' word after results from a biopsy on his thyroid. With his short term disability running out last September, every dollar raised helps.
Approached by a friend of Lindsey's, Greg Alfred who works for Castrol Oil, to see if a partnered fundraiser would be of interest, Erol jumped on board. "I always try to keep our charity support in Cochrane and cancer has struck a number of people in my life. Being Greg is from the automotive oil world and I have a shop, I thought why not?!"
Castrol Canada will supply the oil, Gerry Jackson of Cochrane Napa Auto Parts is stepping up by supplying the filters, and all of Erol's staff (13 in total) are volunteering their time to do the services and paperwork. "We are hoping to raise $5000. For standard oil changes, we are requesting a minimum $50 donation and synthetic and diesel oil changes a minimum of $100. Obviously, people can pay as much as they like (hopefully more) and every single dollar will go directly to Chris and his family."
Erol's has fourty spots open for oil changes on the 9th and you are asked to make an appointment by calling 403-932-4632 to guarantee your time. With 12 spots already booked, it won't take long to fill up.
If you are need of an oil change this is a great way to keep up with your regular vehicle maintenance while helping out a local Cochrane family.
Being that Chris was the sole bread earner, a Go Fund Me was created to help support the Lindsey family get through this tough time, which you can find HERE.