Fred Lee’s Social Network: Richmond Christmas Fund’s Not So Silent Night

The Londoner

The reality is not every family’s Christmas will be merry and bright. Many face financial hardships during this so-called festive period. Each year, the Richmond Christmas Fund operated by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives does its best to help families in need, offering support, a warm meal and gifts under the tree. That number totalled some 2,100 families last year. First started by Ethel Tibbits back in the 1930s, the program relies almost entirely on donations from the community.

The Audi Richmond Showroom recently played host to A Not So Silent Night, Richmond Christmas Fund’s newest fundraiser. The merrymaker — sponsored by Audi, TD Bank and the Pacific Gateway Hotel — attracted the city’s who’s who to the Richmond Auto Mall for the holiday merrymaker. More than 300 kind-hearted folks turned out for the event’s debut on a rain soaked night. …

Luminaries in attendance included MLAs John Yap and Teresa Wat; Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, RCMP Superintendent Will Ng; Richmond News publisher Alvin Chow; TD Wealth Management’s Lee Howarth; PLLR Lawyers Tom Russell; Panatch Group President Kush Panatch; Craft Collective Beer CEO Andrew Harris; River Rock Casino Resort VP Chuck Keeling, and Gary, Rand and Ryan Cowell, owners of Audi Richmond. …

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