PwC brightens the day for war veterans
Christmas started early at a nursing home yesterday as volunteers from a professional services firm delivered hampers of food and gifts to four resident war veterans and widows.
Janet Whitwell-Caisey, the director of nursing at Westmeath home in Pembroke, said the presents handed over by PwC had “brightened the day”.
She added: “They are veterans, so it’s nice for them to be appreciated and thought of.”
Ms Whitwell-Caisey said that resident Harry Kromer “just lit up when he saw the chocolate”.
The PwC team also called on the Mayflower Apartments near Hamilton and other homes.
The veterans’ giveaway was organised by the Bermuda Legion and backed with $2,500 from PwC’s staff donation committee.
The programme has grown over the years and now 90 people across Bermuda receive gifts and a Christmas visit.
Carol Everson, welfare caseworker for the Bermuda Legion, said: “The personal visits are well appreciated, and we get many thank-you responses.”
Ms Everson added that the PwC team “provided excellent Christmas cheer and the Bermuda Legion is very grateful for their kindness”.
Staff at Lindo’s Market in Devonshire collated all the gifts and Giorgio Zanol, president of the Lindo’s Group, gave the Bermuda Legion a discount.