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Coldest Night of the Year raised over $55K on Saturday

While Coldest Night of the Year has come and gone, it saw a lot of success in Campbell River.

It is a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness and money for people who are hurt, hungry, and homeless. Locally the event is used to support the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society, who provide support for women and children leaving domestic violence.

Public relations and economic development coordinator Diane Palmer says for this year, they have raised over $55,000.

“It was our best year yet, we had 191 walkers registered online and as of walk-time, we had 80 walk-ins,” said Palmer.

“We had 80 extra people who showed up, money in hand, ready to walk and it was a really great feeling to know that we were well-supported.”

She says spirits were high because of how many people attended and the money they were able to raise.

For how they will use the money, Palmer says it will help programs that are in-need.

“There’s a couple of underfunded programs such as our outreach and women’s centre programs,” said Palmer.

“Those don’t really have a lot of funding attached, so this is able to go in there and help support them so they can maintain the level of service they have right now.”

She adds the society is grateful for the community’s support and that they can’t wait to do it again next year.

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