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‘Fools’ raise Rotary funds

South Surrey Rotary Club raises $7,000 for anti-bullying initiative
Sheila Groome and Edward Chu at Fool's Night.
Sheila Groome tops up jester Edward Chu’s glass at Fool’s Night Out March 30.

The Rotary Club of South Surrey raised more than $7,000 to support an anti-bully initiative on the Peninsula at a fundraiser last month.

Proceeds from the annual Fool’s Night Out will benefit the campaign, co-ordinated with the White Rock RCMP and the Surrey Safe School Program.

Dozens attended the event, held at Blue Frog Recording Studios on March 30, which featured a silent auction, jesters and an anti-bullying presentation.

According to Joanne Taylor, director of public relations, the rotary club decided to help fund the anti-bullying initiative following the expansion of abuse through social media.

“It is our intention to run informative sessions with students at the beginning of the school year in hopes that they will start the year fresh with out anti-bullying initiative on their minds,” Taylor said, noting that details are still being finalized.