Lani Alton fundraiser on Sunday

The Lani Hootenanny at the Little Red Church

  • Jan. 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Tina Filippino and Kel Kelly flank Lani Alton.

Many people know the smiling face of Lani Alton – she is a shining light in our community. While living independently for a number of years now, the funding she receives for her support does not include some very essential services.

Though Lani is confined to a wheelchair for her waking hours, and suffers from the muscle stress and spasticity of cerebral palsy, she does not receive adequate funding for health services she needs, such as chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy and counselling.

Funds for these services are generated by a small group of volunteers who form the board of the Lani Alton Society, whose primary purpose is to assure that Lani gets the care that she needs and deserves.


This year’s major fundraising event – the Lani Hootenanny – takes place on Sunday evening, Jan. 11 at the Little Red Church Theatre in Comox.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Kel Kelly, Tina Filippino and you, the audience.

The evening will begin with a set of original tunes by Kel and Tina, covering everything from travel to love to grandchildren. A brief intermission will be followed by Tina’s enthusiastic guiding of a community hootenanny, sharing some songs we all know, and some we will learn together.

If you have spent any time singing with Tina, you will know that she can bring out the singer in everyone. Lani, who loves music, is really looking forward to singing together with her community.

The organizers hope to recruit a few new monthly donors to the Lani Alton Society. A pledge of as little as $10 per month can make a huge difference in the quality of Lani’s life.

Admission to the Hootenanny is by donation. Everyone is welcome to the Little Red Church at the top of Comox Hill on Sunday, Jan. 11. Doors open at 6:30, show time is 7 p.m.




For more information, contact Kel Kelly at 250 337 8348 or


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