Lyn Hellyar

Lyn Hellyar

White Rock BIA collects donations for hospice

Businesses participated in Turn Down the Heat Week and brought in warm clothes for those in need.

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.