Event hauls in $250,000 for charity

Linda Hepner's inaugural Mayor's Gala will benefit community-based programs.

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner joined master of ceremonies Mark Madryga (left) and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society President Mike McNamara at the Mayor’s Gala on Friday, Oct. 2.

The fundraising event attracted a who’s who of Surrey, with significant donations coming in for the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society.

About $250,000 was raised for community-based programs, such as  mental health and addiction treatment, the Centre for Child Development, Surrey firefighters’ nutritional snack program, Youth City and school initiatives.

It was the inaugural gala for Hepner and was made possible through the contributions of several sponsors.

 

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