Annual herring charity raises money for kids with cancer

Annual herring charity raises money for kids with cancer
Photo: CHEK News
Hundreds came down to James Bay today to help raise money for the annual charity.

Locals flocked to Finest at Sea, a fish market in James Bay, on Saturday to raise money for kids with cancer.

This is the 12th year the Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer charity has worked to raise money for youth battling the disease at the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

By noon, the charity took to Facebook to announce it was completely out of fish.

“It was unbelievable,” Bob Fraumeni, owner of Finest at Sea, told CHEK News.

They managed to sell all 10 thousand pounds of herring.

“This was the fastest ever. Next year we’ll try and have 20 thousand pounds,” he added.

Don’t worry if you missed out, Fraumeni says they’re taking names and hope to get some more for next weekend for anyone that didn’t get their bucket filled.

The charity is run entirely by volunteers and, with the help of the commercial fishing sector, broke the million-dollar mark just last year.

“The communities have been wonderful coming together, even BC Ferries gave us free passage to bring the fish over,” Fraumeni added.

The charity takes place simultaneously in Richmond, B.C. as well, with hundreds of people coming out to volunteer, donate, and bring home a bucket of fish.

People can also donate online here.

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