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Work on your tan: Two days left to bid on Mexican holiday, support Coquitlam charity

Time is running out on an annual fundraiser for the Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity Society, which helps kids after they have lost a parent or sibling.
Coquitlam's Charlene Reaveley, a Pinetree Secondary graduate, personal trainer and mother of four, was killed by a drunk driver in February 2011. A children's charity was established by her husband, Dan, in her memory.

Time is ticking to place a bid in an online auction to support a Coquitlam-based charity that helps children who have lost a parent or sibling.

The Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society (CRCSS) has its virtual fundraiser open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, offering a total of 149 prizes like:

  • a seven-night stay in Huatulco, Mexico (value of $2,875)
  • three one-night stays at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • tickets to the Whitecaps, BC Lions and Vancouver Canadians games
  • a catered Indian dinner for 10 people
  • Playland passes

Launched on April 4 — on what would have been Reaveley’s 44th birthday — the auction funds resources and services for grieving children after they have lost a parent or sibling, and helps them to rebuild their lives.

Specifically, the charity provides one-on-one counselling for kids and their parent, a lending library, bursaries for graduating students, camps and toys.

The charity is named after Reaveley, a Pinetree Secondary graduate and mother of four who lost her life to a drunk driver at the Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road intersection in 2011.

Check out the online auction prizes via the charity website before April 11, 2024.