People urged to buy Cup Match Tag Day ribbons and support children in need
Members of the community are invited to support their Cup Match teams while helping children in need as part of a fundraising drive by the Family Centre.
Thanks to the support of Clarien Bank and Sargasso Sea, the charity sees the return of its Cup Match Tag Day ribbons which are now available for purchase.
Proceeds from the sale of the ribbons will go towards providing free community outreach programmes such as Youth Leadership Academy, Beyond Rugby and Beyond Yoga. they will also fund counselling services for children between four and 18 years old and their families.
Sandy De Silva, Family Centre’s executive director, said: “Cup Match has been a much anticipated event this year for everyone, especially Family Centre. We are all looking forward to watching our favourite team step up to the wicket on July 29.
“This Tag Day we want to sell out of all of our ribbons. Bermuda, please help us meet our goal of selling just shy of 3,000 ribbons.
“We want to see our ribbons on locals, visitors, hoteliers, hospitality workers, store attendees and everyone at the game. Show your Cup Match spirit, but most importantly show how you are making a difference in a child’s life.”
Michael DeCouto, executive vice-president and chief digital and marketing officer at Clarien Bank, the title sponsor, added: “Clarien is pleased to be the title sponsor of the Family Centre Cup Match Tag Day for the past 19 years. Clarien Bank fully supports the critical work Family Centre does to strengthen our children and families in Bermuda.”
The funds will help to ensure that financially vulnerable families receive therapeutic services free of charge.
Colin Rego, owner of Sargasso Sea, the drive’s delivery agent, said: “The Sargasso team is excited to see our historic Cup Match game return to the field. The ability of the Sargasso platform to serve a greater need was highlighted during the pandemic and is important to us at Sargasso … We know how critical the funds raised during this time are to sustaining therapeutic programmes for children and families.”