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First West Credit Union presents $45,000 to Miracle Weekend

As part of the annual B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation  Miracle Weekend on May 31 and June 1, First West Credit Union employees, including employees from its Envision Financial and Valley First local brands, presented nearly $45,000 to the BCCHF.

Since 2007, the credit union has raised almost $275,000 in support of the BCCHF. For many employees who have experienced the amazing services offered by the hospital, Miracle Weekend provided a chance to give back and help others.

“Supporting the Foundation is a really big priority for First West because the work of the hospital has made a life-changing difference for British Columbians — and for a number of us at the credit union,” said Susan Byrom, First West’s manager of community investment.

Since 2007, employees have raised nearly $275,000 to support research, equipment and education programs and services that ensure B.C.’s kids and families receive the best health care available.

Employee fundraising in 2014 included participation in slo-pitch tournaments, BCCHF’s Jeans Day, and First West’s corporate challenge.

“Our province’s credit unions are having an impact on the lives of children and families every day,” said Raymond Li, chair of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2014 Miracle Weekend. “Their support of Miracle Weekend is helping to give patients at BC Children’s Hospital the best care possible today, and ensuring that caregivers and researchers can continue to build on that high level of care in the future. We are very grateful for their support.”

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