Help Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive bring cheer to sick kids and their families

Surrey

2019-12-02 12:49 PST

The Surrey RCMP is hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for sick kids and their families by inviting the public to come out and support the annual Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive.

Between December 2nd and December 14th, the Surrey RCMP will be accepting donations of cash or new, unwrapped toys for the BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Hospice in memory of six-year old Keian Blundell, who was made an honourary member of the RCMP before he passed away from leukemia in 2014. Donations can be dropped off at Surrey RCMP’s Main Detachment or one of our four District Offices in Whalley/City Centre, Cloverdale and South Surrey (District 3 Newton office remains closed until 2020).

Officers, staff, and volunteers will also be accepting donations on December 14th at the following locations between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm: 

Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive began in 2012 when Keian Blundell, who had T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, was just five years old. Keian’s holiday wish was for every sick child to receive a gift during the holiday season. He lost his battle with leukemia in 2014, but his legacy lives on through this annual toy drive.

Last year the Surrey RCMP and Surrey residents raised $8,750 in cash donations and over 1,000 toys for Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive, says Inspector Wendy Mehat, Community Support and Safety Officer. The Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit is proud to continue the tradition of supporting BC Children’s Hospital and we invite the community to join us in carrying on Keian’s wish this holiday season.

The continuous, unwavering support we’ve had over the years has been nothing short of amazing. It’s wonderful to see Keian’s spirit of selflessness and giving continue to touch the hearts of so many people. He would be proud to see the continued efforts of the RCMP, an organization that so willingly adopted him into their family, as they join us in collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children of all ages in his memory, say Ryan and Chantal Blundell, Keian’s parents, Keian’s Holiday wish may have started with a special young boy with a wagon full of toys, but it has grown to include many communities. He knew, no matter how old they were, kids deserved to experience some holiday magic, to have a smile brought to their faces. In our eighth year, with the help of the RCMP, we look forward to seeing their spirit sand faces shine.

For more information on Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive, please visit the Surrey RCMP’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updates.

For media inquiries contact:
Cst. Richard Wright
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office : 604.599.7776
Email : surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

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