Radiothon raises $23,000

The combination of cash and plush toy bears adds up to valuable help for Nanaimo and area children with special needs.

The combination of cash and plush toy bears adds up to valuable help for Nanaimo and area children with special needs.

The fourth annual Variety Children’s Radiothon in Nanaimo raised more than $23,000 and 215 Buddy Bears to help individual families as well as charity organizations.

The Sept. 21-22 event – broadcast live on 102.3 The Wave – introduced listeners to some of the children and families Variety – The charity has helped people in Nanaimo, as well as some of the projects Variety has supported in the past year.

All money raised during the radiothon will stay in Nanaimo.

For more information on Variety, please visit www.variety.bc.ca.