Volunteers out in full force for Operation Red Nose in Williams Lake last weekend. Patrick Davies photo

Operation Red Nose clocks 4,558 kilometres in Williams Lake so far

Volunteers will be ready to offer rides Friday and Saturday and again New Year’s Eve

Operation Red Nose has already travelled 4,558 kilometres transporting 522 riders in Williams Lake in it first three weekends.

Co-ordinator Dave Dickson said they have also raised more than $10,000 in donations.

“We have three more nights, Dec. 21 and 22 and New Year’s Eve so I am cautiously optimistic we will raise a few more thousand dollars,” Dickson said Thursday, noting all money raised will go to the Williams Lake Blue Fins, Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association, Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers and Camp Likely.

Last weekend was the busiest with 48 volunteers helping, 118 rides, 233 riders and 2,088 kilometres travelled.

He reminded the public that in order to use Operation Red Nose the rider has to have a vehicle that needs to be driven home as well because the idea is not to compete with taxi services in place.

Dickson said they made a mistake this year by making advertising tent cards they placed around town because the ad did not specify Operation Red Nose only runs on Friday and Saturday evenings.

“I’ll get calls every night of the week from people wanting a ride,” he said, noting he does turn them down.

The number to call for a ride is 259-392-2222.

Read more: Operation Red Nose gears up for third weekend


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