fundraising

Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Trevor and the giant pumpkin raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Laity Pumpkin Patch’s weight guessing contest runs until Oct. 30

 

Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fundraiser organizer thanks community with tears of joy

Event was in memory and honour of Marvin, the dog

 

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).

Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley participants receive official jerseys

Annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research and services runs Sept. 21-29

 

Identical twin brothers Weston, left and Bennett, right, both have leukemia and are making regular trips from their Murrayville home to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment. (GoFundMe)

VIDEO: Langley twin brothers, 3, battle cancer

Both are being treated together after they were both diagnosed with the same type of leukemia

Identical twin brothers Weston, left and Bennett, right, both have leukemia and are making regular trips from their Murrayville home to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment. (GoFundMe)
Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Pos-Abilities’ wheelchair challenge an ‘eye-opener’ for some

Society invites police and fire department to a friendly ‘try-on-a-disability’ competition

Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Kaylanna Lipinski (centre) was diagnosed with cancer for a second time only three months after the birth of her daughter. (Miran Rose Facebook/The News)

$25K raised after young B.C. mother of infant daughter dies of cancer

Maple Ridge resident Kaylanna Lipinski has succumbed to her cancer after beating it as a child

Kaylanna Lipinski (centre) was diagnosed with cancer for a second time only three months after the birth of her daughter. (Miran Rose Facebook/The News)
Canadian country singer Jojo Mason performed at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)

PHOTOS: Gone Country benefit concert raises record $842,000 in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union capped a day of country bands at event, paused by pandemic since 2019

  • Jul 31, 2022
Canadian country singer Jojo Mason performed at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)
Langley City Councillor Rosemary Wallace cut the ribbon to officially open the new warehouse facility for Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Saturday. With her are volunteer Bonny Kernel (left) and executive director Cheryl Young (right). The warehouse allows the foundation to store all its donations in one place, and will particularly be useful for storing furniture. Hours are restricted because it is a warehouse, but it will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Special to The Star)

Charity Aldergrove thrift store growing

Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation now has warehouse, too – albeit it for limited public hours

  • Jul 21, 2022
Langley City Councillor Rosemary Wallace cut the ribbon to officially open the new warehouse facility for Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Saturday. With her are volunteer Bonny Kernel (left) and executive director Cheryl Young (right). The warehouse allows the foundation to store all its donations in one place, and will particularly be useful for storing furniture. Hours are restricted because it is a warehouse, but it will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Special to The Star)
Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)

Lower Mainland women’s rehabilitation centre needs funds to run programs, expand housing unit

Talitha Koum Society helps women in recovery by providing accomodation, resources

Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing in Chilliwack on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of incontinence, menstruation with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing in Chilliwack on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Well-known Langley artist raising money for Critter Care

Susan Falk is showcasing her still-life and figurative paintings at a local gallery until June 24

Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Local Rotary Clubs are holding a strawberry-sale fundraiser, starting May 8. (Stock photo from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley Rotary Clubs hold annual strawberry sale

Abbotsford, Langley, Mission and Chilliwack raise funds for community projects

  • May 10, 2022
Local Rotary Clubs are holding a strawberry-sale fundraiser, starting May 8. (Stock photo from Pixabay)
Marko Zolotarov, a Trinity Western University student from the Ukraine, spoke about his experience of the war shortly after he returned to Canada. The Langley university has raised $136,772 to expand scholarships and aid for TWU students whose lives have been disrupted by war and global conflicts (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Marko Zolotarov, a Trinity Western University student from the Ukraine, spoke about his experience of the war shortly after he returned to Canada. The Langley university has raised $136,772 to expand scholarships and aid for TWU students whose lives have been disrupted by war and global conflicts (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
825 cars and 4,000 people attended the 33rd D.W. Poppy car show on Sunday, May 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First post-pandemic car show at D.W. Poppy Secondary set records

All-volunteer fundraiser for school draws most cars, biggest crowds ever

825 cars and 4,000 people attended the 33rd D.W. Poppy car show on Sunday, May 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Facepainting, cotton candy stand, drawing competition, and more activities were planned at Langley Animal Protection Society’s Easter-themed fundraiser. The event was organized on Saturday, April 16. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley animal welfare society welcomes families for Easter party

Local realtors hosted community event to benefit Langley Animal Protection Society

Facepainting, cotton candy stand, drawing competition, and more activities were planned at Langley Animal Protection Society’s Easter-themed fundraiser. The event was organized on Saturday, April 16. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Bargain hunters at a 2019 Shortreed school dollar sale fundraiser, where everything is for a dollar. It returns, for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday, April 22, running from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bargain hunters at a 2019 Shortreed school dollar sale fundraiser, where everything is for a dollar. It returns, for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday, April 22, running from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.

5 surgeries at just 9 months old: Fundraiser launched for Abbotsford baby with heart condition

Logan Bishop, 9 months, has spent most of his life in hospital

A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)