A fundraiser named in honour of a Coquitlam mother of four who was killed in a hit and run launches next Wednesday (April 6).
For the third year, the Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society will shift its in-person gala to an online auction to build awareness of the Port Coquitlam-based organization and raise funds to support B.C. families.
Reaveley, a Pinetree Secondary graduate, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in February 2011, as was Lorraine Cruz.
Reaveley and her husband had stopped to help Cruz and her boyfriend after the pair were involved in a minor car accident on the Lougheed Highway, near the Pitt River Road intersection, when the women were hit.
Among the 200 donated items available for bidding via www.32auctions.com/crccs2022, which is open until April 17, are
- overnight stays in Whistler
- a Parksville four-night getaway
- rounds of golf
- a floral wedding package
- restaurant and food gift cards
- sporting tickets
Proceeds from the digital auction will support the society’s operations and programs for grieving children such as counselling services, a lending library, a bursary program, a camp and an annual toy drive.
“As we all learn to navigate this changing world amid the COVID-19 crisis, we know one thing is for sure: Grieving children need support and we are here to support them,” the society’s website reads.