Trojans team up to help children in need

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  • Giving back: Ming, the Trojans captain, was among the players to volunteer to help the Open Your Heart Foundation by wrapping gifts at Somerset Cricket Club for the Boxing Day Bonanza (Photograph by Randall Lister)

    Giving back: Ming, the Trojans captain, was among the players to volunteer to help the Open Your Heart Foundation by wrapping gifts at Somerset Cricket Club for the Boxing Day Bonanza (Photograph by Randall Lister)


The Somerset Trojans partnered with the Open Your Heart Foundation to provide gifts for children in need during the holiday season.

For the fifth year, the foundation hosted their Boxing Day Bonanza — a fun day in which the foundation gives away Christmas gifts to needy families.

Galuette Place, a member of the Open Your Heart foundation, said: “We feel that this is something that we can do to give back.

“Some families on the island are less fortunate than us, and we don’t even know it, but on Boxing Day, the children get to come out and receive a gift and have some food. It’s just a joyous occasion. Kids from all over the island come.”

This year members of Trojans volunteered to help the foundation by wrapping gifts in advance of the big event.

Danvers Seymour Jr, the Trojans coach, said: “It’s the season of giving, you know, so we just finished training a little early, in order to come and help wrap gifts for those in need.

“It’s from the heart. It’s all about giving back to the community.”

Meanwhile Trojans captain Trevin Ming said he was happy to assist, even though he conceded that wrapping gifts was not one of his strong suits.

“I think it’s very important that we showed up and played a part today,” he said. “I think we have to try to be good role models for the young children.”

Along with the gift giveaway, the event featured a dance competition, fun castles, extreme sports and a mannequin challenge.

The foundation provided food, and there was a barber on site to provide haircuts for the children, all at the foundation’s expense.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by contacting the foundation at openyourheart@outlook.com.

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Published Dec 28, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 27, 2016 at 10:43 pm)

Trojans team up to help children in need

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