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Antoinette Burgess hands over a gift basket to Superintendent Sean Field-Lament after he won the Kijani Burgess Mothers’ Day Raffle (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A senior police officer who won a gift basket for his wife in a Mothers’ Day raffle said yesterday that he bought tickets to help a good cause.

Superintendent Sean Field-Lament was speaking as he collected his prize yesterday from the Kijani Burgess Mothers’ Day Raffle.

Mr Field-Lament, 56, said: “I gave it to my wife – she was very pleased with it and I’m now out of the doghouse.”

He added: “I was pleasantly surprised because I don’t usually win something like this – but it’s more about supporting the charity than winning.”

The Kijani Burgess Mothers’ Day Raffle, held on Saturday, raised $3,235 for the Kijani Burgess Dream Award, which will give $2,500 bursaries to Bermuda Institute pupils who finished school despite learning difficulties.

The award was started by Antoinette Burgess in memory of her son Kijani, a 16-year-old Bermuda Institute pupil who died in a traffic accident last January.

Mr Field-Lament, from Pembroke, said that he heard about the charity from his colleagues and bought tickets last week.

He added that he bought about 20 tickets for $5 each and was told on Wednesday he had won.

The basket included baked goods, vouchers for clothing stores, beauty salons and a private workout with a personal trainer – all supplied by Bermudian businesses.

Antoinette Burgess thanked Mr Field and the other participants for their support.

The award also has a GoFundMe page and a special bank account for donations.

The fund has raised about $7,500 – three quarters of its $10,000 goal – and it is hoped to raise enough cash to fund the bursary for about four years.

Antoinette Burgess hands over the top prize to Superintendent Sean Field-Lament after he won the Kijani Burgess Mothers’ Day Raffle (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 14, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated May 14, 2021 at 7:53 am)

Raffle to raise funds for bursary won by top police officer

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