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White Rock BIA collects donations for hospice

Lyn Hellyar, executive director of the White Rock BIA, Victoria Biggs hands over the donated items collected to assistant manager of the White Rock  Hospice Society Thrift Store and Theresa Robson, acting executive director of the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society. - Contributed photo
Lyn Hellyar, executive director of the White Rock BIA, Victoria Biggs hands over the donated items collected to assistant manager of the White Rock Hospice Society Thrift Store and Theresa Robson, acting executive director of the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society.
— image credit: Contributed photo

Businesses turned down the heat and collected warm garments for the needy last month for Turn Down the Heat Week.

The campaign – a collaboration between Fortis BC and Business Improvement Areas of B.C. – challenged 21 business communities across the province to conserve energy and collect donations of warm sweaters for charity from Feb. 1-8.

Locally, the White Rock BIA had 15 businesses participating in the fundraiser.

The merchants collected 20 coats, 111 sweaters, three blouses, 10 pairs of pants and more for the White Rock/South Surrey Hospice society.

 

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