Thank you to the Valley from Variety

Dear editor,

On behalf of everyone at Variety – The Children’s Charity, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the communities of Comox Valley and Campbell River for their outstanding support of our eighth annual Radiothon on 97.3 The Eagle. In 12 hours we raised $36,941, a figure that is remarkably close to the record breaking amount from last year’s two-day event. The funds will go back into the community to provide direct help to local children with special needs, giving them the support they need to meet their challenges and achieve remarkable victories.

In the four months that I’ve been in the role of executive director, not a day goes by where I’m not amazed and humbled by the incredible generosity of the many donors, volunteers, sponsors and other supporters who move mountains for Variety every day. I believe it’s a testament to the strength and heart of the people of the North Island who steadfastly stand up for their neighbours and truly make a difference in their communities.

As we celebrate Variety’s 50th anniversary this year of helping children in B.C. with special needs, we look forward to becoming even more deeply connected to the community. We want to help more kids who have special needs, and encourage families to contact us if they think we can help. We also welcome fundraisers, volunteers and other ambassadors of our cause and are keen to support anyone wanting to make a significant impact in their community.

If you missed the Radiothon but would still like to donate, or to make an enquiry about a grant or volunteer opportunities, please visit us at variety.bc.ca. Thank you.

Kristy Gill

Executive director

Variety – The Children’s Charity