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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Christmas Club is running for the second year, this time at “Maddie Cane Lane.

Sean Gallagher and his brother Kevin started the North Peace Christmas Club last Christmas after setting up a Christmas light show for around 20 years.

Gallagher explained that in the first couple of years the family put on the Christmas light display, the Salvation Army had their kettles set up at his place.

“After that, I decided, maybe I’ll just collect money for the charities that I want to support,” Gallagher said.

“And basically, the charities I want to support is any non-profit or charitable organization in Fort St. John.”

Gallagher said he helped a few individuals in the last year, but he wishes to keep their names anonymous.

Earlier this year, he donated to Wheels For Tegan, an event held for a young girl who suffered a spinal cord injury due to a tobogganing accident.

In 2022, he intends to support the Women’s Resource Society and the Pregnancy Care Centre.

“This year already, I’ve probably taken in about $2,500 so far,” he said.

“I’m hoping to get up over $10,000.”

If a non-profit or an individual in the community needs help, Gallagher can be reached by call or text at 250-787-7301.

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Shailynn Foster is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca. Shailynn has been writing since she was 7 years old, but only recently started her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends.