Administrative Assistant Alejandra Hernandez started her challenge a few weeks late and is still feeling quite fresh in her clothing. The others however are looking forward to completing their challenge on April 30. Hernandez will have to continue to complete her month's-worth of Five Easy Pieces.

Final days of challenge bring clothing swap closer

BC Salmon Farmers Association are preparing for the final wrap-up for their Five Easy Pieces fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

With three weeks down and just one left to go, staff at the BC Salmon Farmers Association are preparing for the final wrap-up for their Five Easy Pieces fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

On May 3, a fundraising clothing swap will be held at the BCSFA offices – and people are welcome to stop by and do a little ‘new-to-you’ shopping by donation from 4-7 p.m.

“We are all looking forward to this celebration, which really puts a cherry on the top of our month-long fundraiser,” said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director of the BCSFA. “Everyone has been such a good sport and provided great enthusiasm.”

Each staff member at the association has worn just five pieces of clothing to work for the month of April, raising pledges and challenging others in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. They just broke the $5,000 mark in fundraising, and hope to beat last year’s total of $5,442.

This challenge is definitely easier for me as the one man in the office – but even I am ready to be able to mix up the clothing next week,” said David Minato, Community and Member Relations Co-ordinator. “Being put out slightly for a month though is worth it to know we’re supporting a good cause.”

For more information about the clothing swap, email info@salmonfarmers.org or phone (250) 286-1636. All are welcome, and donations are being accepted now.

The BCSFA represents salmon farm companies and those who supply services and supplies to the industry. Salmon-farming provides for 6,000 direct and indirect jobs while contributing $800-million to the provincial economy each year.

For more information visit www.salmonfarmers.org