The Morey children

The Morey children

Kids Running for Kids set a new goal

Kids Running for Kids is on a roll! A new goal has been met to raise $50,000.

Kids Running for Kids is on a roll!

Our goal was to raise $25,000 but thanks to all the generous donations from family, friends and businesses, we have surpassed our goal and are raising it to $50,000.

Other than direct monetary donations, KRFK has been hard at work planning and executing fundraising events building up to their June 30 departure.

Thanks to the amazing prize donors and ticket buyers, Kids Running for Kids held their first raffle to raise funds for their summer run.

Ticket sales added a whopping $4,500 to KRFK donation to BC Children’s Hospital.

Third prize of a $200 Save On Foods gift card was won by Thea Telford.

Second prize of a TV and Blu-ray player donated by The Brick was won by Bob and Sue Fox of Lac La Hache.

The grand prize of four VIP concert ticket packages to the Hedley concert in Prince George was won by Allison Everett. As Everett  was unable to attend the Feb. 13 concert, she offered the tickets up for sale.

Trish Morey bought the package.  She and her three children, Keegan, Jayden, and Jenna, were thrilled to not only be able to attend the concert, but meet the band and be VIP guests at the show.

Hedley made quite an impression on the Morey family.   In the words of Trish: “Hedley was absolutely amazing. I have been to so many concerts over the years I can’t even remember them all. I will never forget Hedley though.

“After we met the band we went backstage and had dinner with them (and all the other performers).

“My son Keegan looked into the first dish on the buffet table and it was perogies … he hates perogies! But he ate them!

“Chris Crippin (Hedley`s drummer) sat with us, visited, and then took us upstairs through the crowd and let the kids each pick out a T-shirt.

“He gave them a ton of other stuff too … flashlights, pins, CD, key chains.  As we were heading up through the crowd, Keegan said: ‘This is the best concert I’ve ever been to.’

“I replied, ‘They haven’t even gone on yet.’”

“When they did go on though, it was magical.  The performance was awesome.  Definitely an experience we will never forget.”

Watch for us in the community. KRFK will be participating in the Rick Hansen Relay on March 27 in the lake city with Rya Enns leading the group as a medal bearer.

KRFK could not have reached its goal without such giving donors. We are still looking for sponsors to help outfit the kids as well as meet their travelling needs.

If you, or someone you know, are able to encourage the runners along their route to BC Children’s Hospital, we would love to hear from you.

To help this group in their relay style run from Williams Lake to Vancouver, please e-mail them at  kidsrunningforkids@gmail.com or make an online contribution at www.bcchf.ca/kidsrunningforkids.

We still have an open account at Amanda Enterprises, so why not drop off your empties and help a great cause?