Cyrus Centre hosts annual Leap of Faith skydiving fundraiser

The event raises funds both for the centre in Abbotsford and the new one to be opened in Chilliwack.

Cyrus Centre for at-risk youth holds its annual Leap of Faith fundraiser on July 10.

Cyrus Centre for at-risk youth holds its annual Leap of Faith fundraiser on July 10.

Cyrus Centre for at-risk youth holds its fifth annual Leap of Faith skydiving event on Thursday, July 10 to raise funds for its locations in Abbosford and Chilliwack.

Participants collect pledges to tandem parachute out of a plane, with supporters waiting below at the skydiving drop zone at 5112 Gladwin Rd. in Abbotsford. The event starts at 5 p.m.

All funds raised by Abbotsford jumpers go to the Abbotsford Cyrus Centre. Funds raised by Chilliwack jumpers go to the new Chilliwack Cyrus Centre, which is expected to open in September.

The two centres are financially independent of one another, but offer the same type of programs and services for youth ages 12 to 18.

These include meals, laundry and shower facilities, counselling, employment coaching, and four emergency-shelter beds at each centre.

The Abbotsford Cyrus Centre, located at 2616 Ware St., has been open since 2005.

The Chilliwack centre will be located at Wellington Avenue – in the former Family Place building – and a contractor has been hired to do some minor renovations.

For more information about Leap of Faith, email leah@cyruscentre.com or visit cyruscentre.com.

The Abbotsford centre can be reached at 604 859-5773. In Chilliwack, call 604 795-5773.