Saanich Police Const. Lisa Bruschetta cheers to a crowd assembled below as she prepares to spend the weekend camping atop scaffolding at Uptown Shopping Centre for Free the Fuzz

Saanich, Oak Bay police camp-out raises $6,500 for Special Olympics

Free the Fuzz fundraiser attracted a crowd last Friday at Uptown

  • May. 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.

About 50 people gathered last Friday to cheer on three police officers who were brave enough to camp out all weekend at Uptown Centre.

Free the Fuzz, part of the Victoria Law Enforcement Torch Run, raised about $6,500 for the B.C. Special Olympics over the three-day event.

Saanich Police Const. Lisa Bruschetta, who organized the event, was joined by fellow police officers Cpl. Pat Bryant of Central Saanich Police Service and Const. Sheri Lucas of Oak Bay Police Department, who all camped out in a tent atop scaffolding in Uptown square for two nights.

The Victoria Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a global movement that raises vital funds and awareness for Special Olympics. Since 1990, the B.C. chapter has raised more than $3 million. This year’s Torch Run will take place on June 13, when law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics athletes come together to walk and run for five kilometers along the Galloping Goose Trail.



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