A telethon helped raise nearly $170,000 for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.
Musicians, dancers and actor Cameron Bright helped entertain volunteers as donations rolled in at the Port Theatre Sunday.
A total of $169,800 was raised during the eight-hour event.
The centre provides programs and services to help children facing developmental or learning disabilities reach their goals. Money raised will be used to reduce the wait-list of children needing services and help pay for programs and services to help youth who attend the centre.
To donate, or for more information, please visit www.nanaimocdc.com.