Annual Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive starts

SURREY RCMP Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive kicks off again this year to bring joy to sick children and their families during the holidays.

All donations raised go to B.C. Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in memory of six-year-old Keian Blundell, an honourary member of the RCMP, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2014.

Keian’s wish was for every child to experience the joy of Christmas. His parents, Ryan and Chantal Blundell, have carried on his legacy through this annual toy drive.

New, unwrapped toys will be accepted until December 11, at Surrey RCMP’s Main Detachment or at one of the three District Offices in Whalley/City Centre, Guildford and Newton. Cash and gift cards are welcome. As an extra precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Surrey RCMP will be sanitizing all toys prior to delivery.

This year, the Blundell’s have also set up an Amazon Wish List for supporters who feel more comfortable to buy toys online.

“Last year, with the help of the generous community, we were able to raise more than $9400 in cash donations and 1800 toys,” says Constable Mark Peterse of the Community Response Unit. “We appreciate the ongoing support and hope this year, despite the challenges we have faced, we can continue to bring holiday cheer to these children and their families who are already going through so much.”

For more information, visit the Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive 2020 Facebook page