BC Burn Camp benefits from car show
Sep 2, 2012 / 8:46 am
Boyd's Autobody was recently able to pass on the generosity of Okanagan car enthusiasts in the form of a cash donation to the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Camp for Kids.
The Boyd Father’s Day Car Show held in June was a big hit again this year and as a result, Boyd's was able to present a cheque for $9,883 to members of the West Kelowna Fire Department.
According to the BC Professional Firefighters website, the week long camp enables children who have been affected by fires to enjoy a week at camp with other kids that have been affected by fire, whether physically or emotionally.
The campers are aided by volunteer doctors, nurses and medical therapists, as well as adult burn survivors and professional fire fighters who donate their time as counsellors.
Close to eight hundred children between the ages of six and 18 have attended the camp since it was first held in 1993.
The camp is fully funded by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund through the efforts of BC’s professional fire fighter locals, along with the many individuals, corporations and foundations who also offer their support.
The Burn Fund covers the camper’s travel and accommodation, and the cost of co-ordinating and operating the camp.
That adds up to approximately $2,900 per camper, however no fee is charged.
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