Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

This is a dual purpose fund providing scholarships to graduating students, as well as a grants for organizations involved in English literature with emphasis on poetry.

Robin was a WWII air force veteran and a retired CN Railman who had a passion for roses and poetry.  One of his writings “Twinkling Stars, Blue Skies”, was recorded on an album called “Memories” in 1985 and he was recognized with a Golden Poet Award by the World of Poetry Association in 2002.


Helping Hand (by Robin Sorrell)

Give a hand to the lame, 
Those that cannot see,
They shall find contentment,
And grateful, they shall be.

An errand for the elderly,
Or a letter for to post, 
A pensioner needs groceries,
Being helpful is the most. 

Weed a neighbours garden, 
And mow another’s lawn,
Tasks really never end,
They just go on and on.

Just a helping hand,
To the needy lend,
Gives one such comfort,
And gains another friend.

Don’t put off until tomorrow,
The good you can do today,
Faint hearts help no one,
But good deeds really pay. 

If you would like to support English literature and poetry in Mission, donate today!

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