Jaylen Sandhu scholarship fundraiser a success, Surrey dad says

Sandhu, 17, was murdered in 2014. An annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student at Fleetwood Park, in his memory.

Surrey murder victim Jaylen Sandhu

SURREY —The Jaylen Sandhu Dream Foundation recently raised just over $4,000 to help fund a scholarship that’s awarded each year, to a deserving high school student, in the teenaged Surrey murder victim’s name.

“It was amazing,” Danny Sandhu, Jaylen’s dad, said of the fundraiser turnout . “The love and support was just ‘wow.’ It was a good night.”

The second annual scholarship fundraiser was held this past Sunday evening, at Edith and Arthur’s Public House in Fleetwood. The idea was to “support families who are in need of financial support for youth programs such as sports and arts,” and people lined up at the door to do so, paying $20 for a burger and beer.

Jaylen, 17, was stabbed in the 16300-block of 88th Avenue in Fleetwood on Dec. 18, 2014. He got away from his attacker, sought help from a resident nearby and was taken to hospital where he died.

A suspect, also 17 at the time, was recently arrested in another province and has been charged with second-degree murder. His identity is shielded by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Jaylen Sandhu had been set to graduate from Fleetwood Park Secondary School in the spring of 2015. The Jaylen Sandhu Dreams Foundation provides an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student at Fleetwood Park. His family launched the scholarship in his memory.

The Jaylen Sandhu — Rest in Peace Facebook page pays tribute to “an amazing son, brother and friend.”

On it, one of Sandhu’s teachers remembered his “beautiful smile, playful humour, and lovely nature.”

He is survived by his mom, dad, older sister and two older brothers.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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