Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign launched

  • Spreading Christmas cheer: the West Pembroke Primary School Choir performs at the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Kick-off at Hamilton City Hall, where the church’s regional leaders watched (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Spreading Christmas cheer: the West Pembroke Primary School Choir performs at the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Kick-off at Hamilton City Hall, where the church’s regional leaders watched (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The West Pemboke Primary School Choir performs at the Christmas Kettle Kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Christmas kettle kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Christmas kettle kick-off at the City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Salvation Army Bandsman Sheldon Fox plays the cornet at the Army’s Christmas Kettle kick-off at Hamilton City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Salvation Army Bandsman Sheldon Fox plays the cornet at the Army’s Christmas Kettle kick-off at Hamilton City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Celebrating through music: Salvation Army bandsman Andrew McDowal plays a BBb bass tuba

    Celebrating through music: Salvation Army bandsman Andrew McDowal plays a BBb bass tuba

  • Here from Toronto: Salvation Army Commissioners Floyd & Tracey Tidd, the leaders of the church’s Canada and Bermuda territory

    Here from Toronto: Salvation Army Commissioners Floyd & Tracey Tidd, the leaders of the church’s Canada and Bermuda territory

  • Local leaders: Salvation Army Major Sandra Stokes, Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, and Charles Gosling, Mayor of Hamilton

    Local leaders: Salvation Army Major Sandra Stokes, Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, and Charles Gosling, Mayor of Hamilton

  • Town Crier Ed Christopher pauses during the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle kick-off at the Hamilton City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Town Crier Ed Christopher pauses during the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle kick-off at the Hamilton City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


The Salvation Army launched its annual effort to raise funds for the needy over the holiday season yesterday.

The Christmas Kettle Campaign supports the hamper programme for seniors and families, a toy drive for children and hot meals for the homeless and seniors.

Neville Tyrrell, the acting health minister, attended the kick-off event at the City Hall.

Mr Tyrrell said: “It gives me great joy to advocate for an organisation whose whole being is synonymous with helping others.

“The Salvation Army has been serving Bermuda’s less fortunate since 1896 and their numerous programmes and services continue to be a lifesaver for many on our island.”

Money collected will also go towards the group’s emergency shelter, the Salvation Army’s Lifeskills Management Programme, Addictions Programming and Pathway of Hope Programme.

People can help by donating to the charity’s distinctive red collection buckets across the island.

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Published Nov 30, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 30, 2019 at 7:58 am)

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign launched

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