Mililtary Police Members Helping Blind Children

By Cpl Norani, 21 Military Police Flight

Colonel James Riley Stone (Military Police) was the founder of the Military Police Fund for Blind Children 1957. Colonel Stone’s daughter had eye cancer, resulting in sudden blindness and subsequently she passed away.  He founded this important charity after losing his daughter. He canvassed members of the Military Police, asking them to voluntarily contribute one or two dollars per year and using their donations, established a Fund to help blind children under the age of 21 years.

One of the very notable aspects of the Military Police Fund for Blind Children (MPFBC) is that it runs and is managed by Military Police volunteers. Members of the Military Police, including other military and civilian community members, become personally involved in fund raising activities for the Blind Fund. They interact with the blind children, visit them in their schools, and invite them to Canadian Armed Forces bases and wings to learn more about the Canadian Military. In every Military Police unit, regardless of size or geographic location, you will find a Blind Fund representative, responsible for the coordination of fund-raising activities and identifying children or organizations requiring assistance.

Military Police members of 21 MP Flt at 8 Wing Trenton, have been actively engaged with their community to raise funds for this charity.  Over the years 21 MP Flt have raised funds from charity car washes, assisted in the National Motorcycle Relay Ride, dress down fridays, parking spot raffles and various other events. 

Their dedication and hard work has allowed 21 MP Flt to assist families such as the McIsaac’s family and their son, Carter McIsaac, who is visually impaired.  With the funds raised through the MPFBC Carter McIsaac has been able to visit a specialist about his eye condition where he has received proper eyeglasses and contacts.

 

 

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Canadian Military Police Association

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MPFBC

Canadian Military Police Association

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Canadian Military Police Association

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MPNMRR

Canadian Military Police Association