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Free Richmond concert by students to fundraise for BC Children's Hospital

Funds to benefit mental health and research programs for youth.
Steveston-London choir to fundraise for BC Children's Hospital.

Music students at Steveston-London secondary are putting on two free concerts at Richmond malls to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital's programs.

The Richmond school's bands and choir are performing in December to raise awareness and money for BC Children's mental health programs and research for youth as well as for clinical trials and treatment.

Both concerts will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 13 at Lansdowne and Aberdeen centres, respectively.

Michael Mikulin, music teacher at Steveston-London, said the concerts are important not only to help children but also an opportunity for students to give back to the community.

"The children of the world are our future, and anyway in which we can improve their quality of life and positively impact their future is a chance to improve the human condition," said Mikulin.

"We want our students at Steveston-London to not only be concerned with personal achievement but also give thought to how they can give back to the community in service."

Their goal is to raise $2,000 but they hope to surpass this amount.

When asked why they chose BC Children's Hospital, Mikulin said it is a place many families visit.

"It is a place every parent will spend time at some point during their children's growing years -- hopefully for a minor child health concern, not a major one. In short, it is a place that touches us all."

The concerts will be fundraising for the following programs:

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