Young runner goes the extra mile for CFAX’s Santas Anonymous

Victoria –

With so many people in need this Christmas time, an 11-year-old boy with a passion for running decided to use his skills to raise money for Santas Anonymous from CFAX, a charity on the island that operates over the holidays Donates gifts and gift baskets to families.

Nikolas Tolias will set off this Sunday morning and circle the Cedar Hill Golf Course in Saanich, BC three times over a total of 10 kilometers. He hopes to raise $ 10,000 for Christmas relief with his fundraiser.

By Friday, he had raised around $ 4,300 on his fundraising page, which he started in late October.

The young runner and his family donate toys to Santas Anonymous from CFAX every year, but this year he felt the need was much greater.

“I do this because I feel that every child deserves a gift for Christmas because it just brings warmth to their heart so they won’t be forgotten,” said Tolias.

“If you can make a difference, you should do it in a good way because, on the positive side, it will likely change the whole world,” said the 11-year-old.

Nikolas regularly plays soccer and runs the Cedar Hill Golf Course with his mother every week, one of his favorite pastimes he loves to do.

This charity run is only the second time that he has run 10 kilometers in a row, which he is expected to cover with his mother in an hour.

He is grateful to everyone who has donated so far, but he says that he can only achieve his goal with the help of everyone.

On Friday afternoon, Tolias received great help with his fundraising goal.

REMAX Generation brokers have decided to help Tolias by pooling donations on his fundraising page until he reaches his goal of $ 10,000.

For example, your $ 100 donation will become a $ 200 donation by Sunday when the fundraiser ends.

Tolias says if you help him you will help hundreds of children wake up like he does on Christmas morning with excitement and smiles in their hearts.

“This has been a tough year for so many people and if you can give just a little or a lot to those in need it will make them happy and just make them realize that they will not be forgotten and that they will always have a positive side, on.” that they can be happy about, “he said.

Tolias will start his run at 8 a.m. with his mother, rain or shine, on Sunday morning in the clubhouse of the Cedar Hill Golf Course.