Project Limelight, Cory Monteith, Sir Richard Branson and Mayor Gregor Robertson for Project Limelight


Photo by Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press

On Friday May 25th, the Project Limelight Society received a great boost from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Mobile / Virgin Unite foundation and received a donation of $25k. Click on photo above to see the gallery and read the full article by Denise Ryan in the Vancouver Sun. The event made international news. Click the photo below to see the UK’s Daily Mail article!

Cory and Celestine share a sweet moment. Photo by REUTERS

To hand over the cheque, we were honoured to have Sir Richard in person, as well as Glee star Cory Monteith, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Project Limelight Founders (and sisters) Maureen Webb and Donalda Weaver. Some of the children of Project Limelight performed at the event, doing a medley of pop songs, and ended with a rousing version of ‘We are the Champions.’ Led by the extremely talented Celestine, the children’s voices were beautiful and they looked super cute in their costumes for Wonderland. They were understandably extremely excited to meet Cory, who gave them all big hugs and signed posters for them! ¬†Somehow, I have a very strong feeling that this won’t be the last time these kids hit the media!

Click on this photo to see footage from the event!

Photo by Luc Dumas