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Neil lends voice to World Vision Canada
Coming soon to a TV near you: a public service announcement from rugged Senators winger Chris Neil about the plight of starving children in West Africa.
Neil, former Senators centre Mike Fisher and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa will be featured in TV spots produced by World Vision Canada.
“It’s such a great cause,” Neil said Wednesday. “One dollar goes such a long way. There’s a famine over there.”
According to World Vision, 18.7 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa don’t have access to enough food or safe water and more than one million children need treatment for acute malnutrition.
“There are so many kids starving and you hate to see that happen. When they approached me about it, I didn’t hesitate to jump on board and help out.”
Both Neil and Fisher, who now plays for the Nashville Predators, sponsor children from the region.