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Our story…

In so many ways, we would not be where we are today without Lighthouse.

Ellis and Tracy both died in 2015, and our respective trios started Lighthouse that fall - Gastons on Mondays and Chards on Thursdays. For three years, our trios attended Lighthouse every two weeks during the school year. Those three years of peer support were an essential part of our grief journeys, and we will be forever grateful.

The fact that Lighthouse inadvertently brought us together to make a bigger family was just the icing on the cake.

Once again, we are participating in the Run 4LH. Please donate so that Lighthouse can continue to help families like ours for years to come


Welcome to our Team Fundraising Page! We are committed to raise as much as possible for Lighthouse!  Help us reach $1000

Please consider making a pledge to our page to help The Lighthouse for Grieving Children, who are celebrating 20 years of vital services helping bereaved children and their families in Halton, Peel and in other areas of the GTA.  

Hear from Austen, Matthew and Tiffany about what Lighthouse means to them.

Did you know:

In 2017, 353 participants attended Lighthouse groups

It costs $1700 per participant to attend a support group at Lighthouse for one year

They are 95% self funded and rely on YOUR sponsorships and donations to ensure services remain free of charge

No other charity in Canada provides the same service of open-ended peer support for children ages 3-18 years old.  


Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

e.g., John, Smith, or

Melissa Gaston

Raised: $950.00

Team captain

Sean Chard

Raised: $525.00

Frank Ross

Raised: $500.00

Gail Ross

Raised: $500.00


Raised: $100.00

Anna Chard

Raised: $25.00

Avery Chard

Raised: $25.00

Ashley Ross

Raised: $0.00

Craig Ross

Raised: $0.00

Jaeden Ross

Raised: $0.00

Killian Ross

Raised: $0.00


Raised: $0.00

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 01 Karma Brown Happy race day! Hope you guys have an excellent run/walk 💗 Undisclosed amount
May 30 Leah Britton Wishing you all a wonderful run and sending much love xo $50.00
May 29 Ruth & Bryan Chappell $25.00
May 29 Ruth & Bryan Chappell $25.00
May 29 Karen Roas $100.00
May 29 Reg Collier $50.00
May 29 Dave & Elaine Ross $100.00
May 29 Jenn, Neil, James & Juliet $40.00
May 26 Kate Broer Undisclosed amount
May 23 Marie Gail Ross $500.00