One Night In Auction hosted by Variety BC. (Variety BC/Special to The Star)

One Night In Auction hosted by Variety BC. (Variety BC/Special to The Star)

Variety BC hosts virtual silent auction to help children with special needs

One Night in the Valley was initially set to happen at Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove

Variety’s ‘One Night In’ Auction is in the midst of wrapping up.

By bidding on silent auction items, people can help special needs kids who come to Variety BC for financial support and resources needed to thrive.

The One Night in the Valley fundraising gala had initially been moved from Cloverdale to Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove.

COVID-19 postponed the April event until it was reorganized as a virtual fundraiser.

Langley country music star Dallas Smith performed at last year’s gala, helping raise more than $155,000 for the cause.

Variety CEO Cally Wesson told the Aldergrove Star that more than $40,000 had been raised so far, which can help close to 15 kids.

“That gala circuit is not happening this year and we miss the silent auction,” Wesson explained, but she added that many donors do come from the Aldergrove area and money raised in local communities do stay within those communities.

Wesson said Variety BC was “overwhelmed with joy” when Glass House was offered as a location for One Night in the Valley. Though COVID has made the future uncertain for any concrete plans, Wesson said they hope to hold it there in the future.

“We want to do something at Glass House – it’s such a unique and beautiful place,” she explained. “We have held donor events there in the past to say thank you and let them know what’s going on within the organization.”

This year’s auction includes items including A Moment in Wine Package with SKY Helicopters & Glass House Estate Winery, a two-night getaway at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, a West Coast Adventure in Tofino and an exclusive Private Backyard Concert with Dave Hartney.

READ MORE: Variety gala moves east to Langley

With the money we raise from this year’s ‘One Night In’ Auction, Variety BC will continue to help all of the families who come to Variety BC for help.

Mobility equipment, specialized therapies, counselling, tutoring and physiotherapy are just a few of the resources and supports that special needs kids across the province can access through Variety BC.

The ‘One Night In Auction’ is on now and ends at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Wesson said for those who weren’t able to bid on an item, to stay tuned for the 55th Show of Hearts telethon in February.

“A lot of people have been turning to television in these times for comfort, so we encourage people to be a part of that history and tune in to make it an event like it always has been,” she said.

People can place bids on silent auction items or make a one-time donation to Variety BC here.


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