The Coldest Night walkers marched around the streets of downtown Campbell River (all three pictures) on Saturday after raising $27

Campbell River Coldest Night walkers surpass fundraising goal

The walk to raise money for the homeless was held in downtown Saturday night and wound it’s way around five kilometres of city streets

It was billed as the Coldest Night of the Year but it got a warm response from the community.

Campbell River’s Coldest Night of the Year walk was organized by Campbell River Family Services and had set a goal of raising $25,000. That goal was beaten by over $2,000 as a total $27,649 was raised by 188 walkers in 34 teams.

The walk to raise money for the homeless was held in downtown Saturday night and wound it’s way around five kilometres of city streets beginning and ending at the Community Centre. The Coldest Night of the Year is a nation-wide event to raise money for the hungry, homeless and hurting. Campbell River ranked 32nd in the country out of 63 communities in terms of total money raised.