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Auction for those impacted by Lytton fire

The auction will take place on Facebook and will begin on Friday, July 23. Proceeds will go to Lytton First Nation Chief Janet Webster.
Lytton fire
The June 30,2021, fire destroyed about 90 per cent of the structures in the Village of Lytton. The Lytton First Nation's reserve lands were also damaged by the blaze.

A Kamloops resident has organized a silent auction to benefit those displaced by the fire that devastated the village of Lytton.

The auction will take place on Facebook and will begin on Friday, July 23. Proceeds will go to Lytton First Nation Chief Janet Webster.

Randi Henschel said she has been collecting donations from across the city and expects to have nearly 100 prizes before the auction begins.

Among the prizes are multiple-night stays at resorts, a private photography session, a dog training course, a rafting trip for two and a $500 gift card.

"That's just to name a few. I still have a few more donations trickling in,” Henschel said, noting she has been overwhelmed by the support from businesses in Kamloops and beyond.

She is organizing the auction because of fond memories from when she worked in the Fraser Canyon town for two years as an X-ray technician.

"I want to do anything I can to try and give back to their community and help the residents in any way possible," Henschel said.

The auction will begin at noon on Friday and end at noon on Wednesday, July 28.

For more information and to bid, go to the auction's Facebook page by clicking here.