Hundreds help South Glengarry firefighter

In this Feb. 21, 2016 photo from the South Glengarry fire department's Twitter account, hundreds show up for a fundraising dinner for firefighter Randy Robertson. The firefighter was hurt badly in a fire truck rollover Feb. 6, 2016 on Highway 401. (Twitter/@SouthGlenFire via Newswatch Group)

LANCASTER – Hundreds turned out to the Lancaster Legion Sunday night to help an injured South Glengarry firefighter.

Randy Robertson survived when the fire truck he was driving, crashed and rolled on Highway 401 Feb. 6 while responding to a crash in extremely slippery conditions.

Robertson found the community outpouring overwhelming, describing himself as a giver – not a taker.

Organizers called the spaghetti fundraiser “a huge success” and expected to serve at least 450 people – not including the people who came just to donate.

The money raised – projected to be over $5,000 – will be used to cover Robertson’s medical bills.

As for Robertson, he is taking it one day at a time as he recuperates from multiple injuries, including a collapsed lung, broken shoulder, broken collarbone and back-related injuries.