Okotoks resident Mark Thomson is at it again to help and inspire!

For years he's always been willing and able to show his gratitude to those organizations by giving back.

In the past, he has organized community events for charity but this time, he's focusing a little close to home.

He attends the Grace Lutheran Church in Okotoks and since realizing the need to make it wheelchair accessible, he has been fundraising non-stop.

On Saturday, November 12, they will be holding a fundraiser and silent auction at the church starting at 2 p.m.

"I want to say thank you to our local businesses who have already donated to the auction or have committed so far.

"We have donations from our Highwood Constituency office here in town, Mission Thrift, Okotoks Cinemas, Spotted Sage, Staples, The George, Okotoks Oilers and Finishing Touches."

Along with the silent auction items, there will be music and coffee for those in attendance to enjoy.

"We will be having a sing-along with Christmas carols. There will be coffee and cookies and we're trying to get a group to present a few numbers before the sing-alongs."

Mark Thomson was born three months premature, and then spent four months in the NNICU. He spends his time finding ways to support his community or working through The Foothills Advocacy In Motion Society (FAIM) a foundation that supports adults with developmental disabilities in the communities of High River, Okotoks and Strathmore.

He will also be selling copies of his self-recorded Christmas album with 10% of sales going back to the Church. It's a collection of inspirational hymns that he enjoys playing on his keyboard.

"I'd like to encourage people to come for afternoon coffee or tea,  enjoy some music and of course bid on the auction items. There is no cover charge and the coffee will be by free-will donation"