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Cranbrook Jail and Bail Raises $16,000 for Cops for Kids

It was another smashing year for the annual Jail and Bail at Tamarack Centre as the Cranbrook RCMP and Cops For Kids Charitable Foundation raised money on Thursday.

Over $16,000 was raised in the span of five hours as prominent community members were arrested and had to be bailed out of jail, with all money raised going to Cops For Kids and remaining in the East Kootenay to help families in need.

Cst. Katie Forgeron said Laurie Middle School ‘s Grade 8-9 Community Class even got involved in the Jail and Bail, donating $220 to get their principal out of jail.

Cranbrook RCMP said they are appreciative of the work that Linda Burch and the team at Tamarack Centre do every year to ensure they can run a successful fundraiser.

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“Linda and her team have been instrumental in raising so much money for kids in our area,” said Forgeron. “Without her working constantly behind the scenes this event would not be possible. We are so thankful for her.”

The Cops for Kids riders, which includes local Staff Sgt. Kelly Hunter from the BC Sheriff’s Department left Cranbrook on Thursday and continue their long bike ride to raise awareness to the cause, as they are expected to arrive in Kelowna on Sunday, September 15th.

Students from Laurie Middle School’s Grade 8-9 Community Class that raised $220 for the 2019 Jail and Bail for Cops for Kids. (Supplied by Cranbrook RCMP)
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