Empress Hotel employee receives support from the BCHF

Glen Yuen is a long time industry employee who for the last 6 years has worked at the Fairmont Empress Hotel as a banquet server.

On Thursday last week it was Glen Yuen’s 45th birthday and Geoffrey and I met with him to present him with a cheque for $5000.

Glen was most appreciative as he is under severe financial pressure. He has had to relocate to Vancouver to await and undergo a bone marrow transplant, associated with his Leukemia treatment.

On March 26th, his colleagues and friends  held a fundraiser at The Reef restaurant in Victoria.  The BCHF pledged to match funds raised up to $5000. The event raised $7700 and with our cheque Glen will receive nearly $13,000.