Jaffray Baynes Lake fire departments raise thousands for MD

Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake fire departments had their boots in hand over the Labour Day weekend

  • Sep. 20, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake fire departments had their boots in hand over the Labour Day weekend for the annual Muscular Dystrophy boot drive.

“The boot drive was an astounding success and broke our all time fundraising record. In four hours we were able to raise $8,774 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of B.C,” said Jaffray Baynes Lake Fire Chief, Dave Boreen.

“We were absolutely blown away by everyone’s generosity. One individual stopped and wrote us a cheque for $3,000, the local restaurant in Baynes Lake brought the volunteers pizzas and we had incredible support all day.”

The Jaffray and Baynes Lake departments have been holding boot drives for several years, and were once again set up on Kikomun Road on Saturday morning.

Since 2006, the Department has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“This fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity for our volunteers to get out in the community and raise funds for a really important cause,” said Boreen. “We are so grateful for the support we receive each year.”

The next fundraiser for the departments will be the annual curling bonspiel, which is held each winter.

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