Injured soldier buoyed by student cheerleaders
A display created by schoolchildren at a summer camp to lift the spirits of a soldier injured on duty has been unveiled.
Youngsters aged between 6 and 10 at the Kids Just Want to Have Fun camp wrote letters and poems, and created artwork for Royal Bermuda Regiment Private Ndavyah Williams who was run over by a car on June 29.
Friends and family members of the camp’s teachers and children also raised just over $1,000 which will go towards Private Williams’s expenses.
Private Williams’s brother, Kahraem Williams, attended the unveiling at the Girl Guides headquarters in Pembroke on Tuesday.
Ethel Liverpool, who teaches at the camp with art teacher Irma Nisbett, said: “Our goal was to raise $800.
“The children are happy because they know their work has made Private Williams happy.”
Ms Liverpool added: “I spoke to his mother, Linnell, and she said that what the children have done is very touching.”
Ms Liverpool added: “We are not finished with this. All of the children in the camp are from Paget Primary School and when we go back to school in September, we will meet once a week to send him a message to keep him motivated.
“We are his cheerleaders now.”
Private Williams, who joined the RBR in June last year, suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a car that sped through a Covid-19 curfew checkpoint on South Road, Devonshire.
The father of one is still being treated in hospital in the United States.
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