Hikvision Montreal Office Fundraises to Help Grant Seriously Ill Children a Starlight ‘Wish Trip’

August 12, 2019

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Hikvision’s Montreal team hosted a lunchtime raffle fundraiser with prizes to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada.

Hikvision Canada’s Montreal office on Aug. 6 hosted a team-building lunch and raffle to help raise money to grant seriously ill children a Wish Trip from the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada.

More than 60 Hikvision employees and clients attended the event, which raised CAD $714 (USD $536) toward the cause. Food was catered by Montreal-based food truck Le Smoking BBQ. Raffle items included 120 GB hard drives, and gift cards for Starbucks, iTunes and a local sports bar La Cage au Sport.

“Our Montreal-based team enjoyed a lot of camaraderie today at the office, eating food while working toward a common goal of raising money for an important cause. Social responsibility is a key Hikvision value, and our team gladly contributed to help fund a Starlight Wish Trip for two seriously ill children,” said Lorne Terry, Hikvision Canada sales director.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation Wish Trip provides families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to leave their worries behind, relax and have fun on a once-in-a-lifetime trip paid by the foundation. The idea for the fundraiser came from Hikvision Canada’s distribution sales manager Clark Northcott.

Northcott’s daughter Ella, age 10, is a Starlight Children’s Foundation Wish Trip recipient who has been diagnosed with a rare Motor Neuron Disease. The Northcotts—Clark and his wife Gina, Ella, and her brother Quinn—are a Starlight Family. In 2018, Ella was granted a Wish Trip through the Starlight Foundation and the family went to Disney World Orlando for a week.

Now Ella would like to help others enjoy a Wish Trip. Her goal is to raise CAD $7,000 that would send two deserving children on Starlight Wish Trips. To date Ella has raised CAD $5,489, including donations from the Aug. 6 Montreal event as well as online donations from Hikvision team members across North America.  

You can donate online and help Ella reach her goal at this link.

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