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Preschool donates to Amanda Todd Legacy

Childhood Memories Centre for Children presented the cheque for $3,035 to Carol Todd on Sunday. - The News file photo
Childhood Memories Centre for Children presented the cheque for $3,035 to Carol Todd on Sunday.
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A Maple Ridge pre-school has raised more than $3,000 for the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation.

Childhood Memories Centre for Children presented the cheque for $3,035 to Carol Todd on Sunday, a sum which will help the foundation continue to support youth mental health issues, anti-bullying initiatives and teach children about cyber safety.

Todd started the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation after her 15-year-old daughter took her own life in 2012 following two years of bullying, both online and in school.

Its symbol is a snow flake because each snow flake is “beautiful, fragile and unique.”

Childhood Memories raised the funds by auctioning off pre-school spaces.

The preschool isn’t the only local business to support Amanda Todd’s legacy.

Boston Pizza in Pitt Meadows has also added the non-profit organization to the community wall of support.

“I find it amazing that her legacy continues to grow,” said Carol Todd, noting that youth mental health is a huge problem, even in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Todd continues to lobby the government for more support services for youth who have mental health issues.

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