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South Surrey fundraiser brings in $20,000 for youth

Nearly 300 people came together for the Ignite a Dream fundraiser, to help make a difference in the lives of children in Surrey.

The inaugural event, held Saturday at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, brought in more than $20,000 for the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s Ignite a Dream Educational Awards – “designed to help remove barriers and ignite the dreams of children in Surrey by providing educational opportunities…”

Dozens of wine and beer exhibitors were set up alongside offerings from restaurants, allowing guests to sample from a number of menus.

“It was a lovely evening with great food and great wine,” Jeri Cox said.

Organizers are meeting later this week to discuss plans for next year.

Photos courtesy of William Jans (wrjphoto.com)

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