The second annual Kids Can Help Talent Show and Silent Auction has an ambitious goal, making more than last year's very successful event.
"Last year we raised over $3,000 and we are hoping to beat it this time," Sean Thomas said.
The talent show on Dec. 7 will feature singing, dance, piano music, poetry, and comedy with the intent of raising money for the organization that Kids Can Help supports, the BC Children's Hospital.
"Once again, the Langley community has been amazing," said the young leader of Kids Can Help.
Sean himself is a singer who already has an album to his name by the time he was nine (back in 2010). It was sold to raise money for the battle against cancer.
Kids Can Help grew out of that effort and now devotes all funds raised to BC Children's Hospital.
Last year Kids Can Help raised about $15,300. Members - all kids - get together, and plan fundraising events such as bottle drives, a car wash, the talent show and garage sales. Young people interested in joining or finding out more can contact Sean Thomas at email@example.com.
Sean and 16 other acts will perform, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The talent show is at Langley Fundamental Elementary School, 21789 50th Ave.
Admission is by donation (minimum $5 suggested) and people can get in on the silent auction.
"We have a huge goal of $20,000 to raise this year. So far, we have over $3,500 and we are hoping this event will bring us closer to our goal," Sean explained.
Lest anyone think that, because Kids Can Help is a group of kids, the event will be kid-stuff, think again.
The silent auction items include BC Lions tickets and a signed hat, airfare on Harbour Air to Victoria, a night at the Hampton Inn in Cloverdale, a 15-game flex pass for the Langley Rivermen hockey team, gift cards, Claire Newell luggage, a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory basket, Vancouver Aquarium tickets, and more.
"This talent show will have a bigger auction, and because it's close to Christmas, people can do some shopping," he said.
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