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Friends of Trevor host fundraiser

Trevor Ashwell
Trevor Ashwell's supporters have booked a fun event this Saturday to raise funds to assist their friend as he learns to live as a quadriplegic.
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Santa was certainly busy in Comox on Christmas Eve, as was his hard-working team.

Wayne and RaeLynn Downey have a home that they light up for Christmas, in fact they light it up so wonderfully that people come from all over the Valley.

The Downey's also have a big heart, as do their neighbours James and Barbara Taylor, aka, Santa and Mrs. Claus. They transform the front of their home into Santa's place, with the Downey's light show magically a part of the scene.

The two families choose a worthwhile cause which raises funds by offering hot chocolate and cookies. The Taylor's sons, Mark and Neil, take photos with Santa, children receive soft stuffies thanks to the RCMP Victim Services and the fun and feelings of goodwill flow far and wide.

This year, Keila Neufeld organized the hot chocolate stand. On Christmas Eve, helper-elves were her mom Carol, Anne Gardner and Pete Boyd.

Their purpose was to support Trevor Ashwell, a young Comox man who became a quadriplegic in June 2013. The community responded by donating $2,280.14 to help Trevor live as independently and fully as possible. Thank you to all who were a part of this warm-hearted event.

The Friends of Trevor Ashwell are having a major fun fundraiser Jan. 11. Decadent Desserts and Dancing, with a large silent and live auction, will happen at the Filberg Centre this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Flying Debris will play good old rock and roll and there will be deliciously decadent desserts.

This is an adult evening with a cash bar.

— Santa's Team for Trevor

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