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Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Two fundraisers set up in wake of young Chilliwack boy’s death

GoFundMe fundraisers created for future bursary, counselling for those who witnessed tragic accident

Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)
Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)                                Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley School District Foundation raises funds with ‘Choose Kindness’ campaign

$20 T-shirt helps support 650 local families with weekly grocery

Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)                                Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)
$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)

Local A&Ws operators rally to help beat MS

Annual burger event goes ahead, despite COVID, to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis

$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)
Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is hosting its first fundraising golf tournament later this month, and they’re still looking for players to sign up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Golfers and firefighters repair Langley Hospice roof after raccoon visit

Township fire crew’s charitable arm is hosting an inaugural golf tournament on Aug. 24

Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is hosting its first fundraising golf tournament later this month, and they’re still looking for players to sign up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk goes virtual throughout B.C. due to COVID-19

People encouraged to walk around their neighbourhood, along community trails, through parks, forests

People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe set up to help send body of Cultus Lake drowning victim back home to India

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25 while he was swimming in the lake at Entrance Bay

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)
For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. Township firefighters contributed nearly $4,000 to the total donated. (Nicole Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township firefighters raise nearly $4,000 for kids Burn Camp

In total more than $200,000 was raised

For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. Township firefighters contributed nearly $4,000 to the total donated. (Nicole Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is holding a Survivor-themed fundraiser online. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is asking participants to sip, support, and survive

Registration for reality-show inspired virtual fundraiser, happening July 20 to 31, is open now

Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is holding a Survivor-themed fundraiser online. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold its annual fundraising golf tourney on Aug. 13. Last year’s sold-out tournament raised $108,000. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Golfers given green light to tee off for Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

Provincial health officer grants the go-ahead for the Aug. 13 charity tourney at Redwoods

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Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold its annual fundraising golf tourney on Aug. 13. Last year’s sold-out tournament raised $108,000. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Kevin Barata ran up and down Ledgeview Trails 32 times, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
The Sgouraditis family from Chilliwack has come up with a unique way to raise money for a local non-profit. The kids will be cutting their dad’s hair via a Zoom tutorial with a local hair salon, and the more money they raise, the wackier the haircut will be. (YouTube image)

VIDEO: Trio of Chilliwack boys ready to shave dad’s head for charity

The Sgouraditis family has found a creative way to help local organization that feeds students

The Sgouraditis family from Chilliwack has come up with a unique way to raise money for a local non-profit. The kids will be cutting their dad’s hair via a Zoom tutorial with a local hair salon, and the more money they raise, the wackier the haircut will be. (YouTube image)
Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)

B.C. teen donating stem cells for brother’s second fight with cancer

Chilliwack’s Fleming family appealing to the public to look into stem cell donation

Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)
Lake2Lake is an Okanagan fundraiser that aims to raise funds for Rwandan education. (Lake2Lake/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Lake2Lake ride through the Okanagan gets a head start in Langley

Registration night on April 6 aims to get participants raising funds for education in Rwanda

Lake2Lake is an Okanagan fundraiser that aims to raise funds for Rwandan education. (Lake2Lake/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
Langley Township firefighter Anna Thompson was photographed just after completing her first Climb the Wall Event in 2018. (Photo contributed)

Langley firefighters tackle 48-storey climb for lung health

A team from the Township is raising funds for the Lung Association

Langley Township firefighter Anna Thompson was photographed just after completing her first Climb the Wall Event in 2018. (Photo contributed)
Kolbi MacPhee-Fraser was transferred to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice this year. (GoFundMe photo)

Family fundraises for Langley boy with terminal cancer

The fundraiser is aimed at helping pay family bills

Kolbi MacPhee-Fraser was transferred to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice this year. (GoFundMe photo)
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