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In just under an hour Wednesday night, a group of local women raised more than $25,000 for a Victoria charity dedicated to preventing youth suicide.
“We’re not a cliquey group. We just want to make a lot of charities a lot of money,” Miriam Byrne, co-founder of 100 Women Who Care Victoria, told the packed Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
100 Women Who Care Victoria makes an immediate, direct, and positive effect on the community of Victoria by bringing together 100 women who care about local causes and who are committed to community service. At their first meeting, The Umbrella Society received a cheque for $14,000, and Veronica Cooper was there!
A Victoria charity dedicated to helping those with mental-health and addiction issues will receive $14,000 indonations, thanks to a quick and simple campaign harnessing the goodwill of local women.“It sort of restores my faith in humanity,” said Gordon Harper, executive director of the Umbrella Society.“It was a bit of a surprise and a boost in many ways.”