A fundraising BBQ at Experttech Auto in Timmins has raised over $14,000 for the Cochrane-Timiskaming branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Communications Manager for the CMHA, Andreanne Denis, says the contributions from the company go a long way, to help support client services. She says that includes some of the programs they put on, including fishing trips, community gardens, and helping clients in need for housing.

Denis says the funds keep getting higher every year. Last year, Expertech raised over $5000, which was nearly tripled this year. The Expertech Auto BBQ was on June 10th this year, and had events like a dunk tank, raffles, and food.

Anyone looking to access the CMHA services can walk in, or go online to the CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming website.