‘Wanted to give back’: Metchosin Halloween display raising money for BC Children’s Hospital

'Wanted to give back': Metchosin Halloween display raising money for BC Children's Hospital

In their third year of fundraising, a Metchosin family is raising even more funds for BC Children’s Hospital by scaring others.

Angella Campos and her family have long celebrated Halloween by pulling out extravagant displays on their front lawn for over a decade.

“We only get one holiday,” said Campos.

However, three years ago, their son Lucas was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which forced the family to take multiple trips to BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

“We travel every month for treatments for him. Seeing the impact that that has had on us, and our family, and just the families that are there as well, has been really big for us,” said the mother.

“So we wanted to give back to something that’s been a really big part of our lives.”

Since then, they’ve put out their displays on their front lawns and created Halloween mazes for the public to enjoy, raising more than $9,000 from donations.

This year, they hope to raise more than $5,000.

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The haunted maze is shown. (CHEK News)

“Feels really nice to know that we are spreading joy and just holiday cheer in general,” said Lucas.

The family has installed more than 30 animatronics and a dozen smoke screens for the public to enjoy. This year’s theme is killer clowns, courtesy of 14-year-old Lucas.

“Makes me feel great that I’m doing a good thing for people who might need it,” he said.

Dubbed “Terror on Tiswilde,” the maze features witches, ghosts, wolves, zombies, and killer doctors. Aptly enough, a BC Children’s Hospital donation box to fund “zombie research” has been placed in their lab.

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“I love seeing the kids come out,” said Campos. “I love seeing the kids come out that are not sure about it, and then they build their confidence to go through it, and then go through again and again because they think it’s amazing.”

When arriving, donations can also be made through a QR code at the maze entrance. Online donations are also being directed through their donation page.

The haunted maze is open nightly through Halloween at 798 Tiswilde Rd.

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