Ex-soldiers donate $1,000 in cash and food to hunger charity
Soldiers of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association raised about $1,000 worth of food and cash for a charity combating hunger.
On December 1, members of the soldiers’ network threw its first Annual Beer Call and Food Drive at the Bermuda Craft Brewery, Devonshire and made the donation to The Eliza DoLittle Society.
Peter Aldrich, the president of the association, said: “For a spur-of-the-moment event, it was well supported and we collected a good quantity of non-perishable food items and a respectable amount of cash for The Eliza DoLittle Society.”
The RBRA bolstered the donated goods with another $500 of non-perishable items. Mr. Aldrich added: “We think that the overall value of the goods and cash is probably just over $1,000.”
Claire Mello, of the Eliza DoLittle Society, welcomed the donation and said: “The Eliza DoLittle Society believes that providing a bag of groceries each week to people facing hunger is about more than food. It’s also about reducing the cost of food and the anxiety associated with food insecurity.
“The donation of food from the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association will help ensure that our clients will have food to put on their table this holiday season.”
Second vice-president Gavin Rayner said: “It was great to see all our members enjoying themselves and the venue was perfect. We are definitely looking at making this event bigger and better for next year.”
Monetary donations can still be made online to the Eliza DoLittle Society at BNTB: 2000-6060-20757-0100 and more information can be found at www.theelizadolittlesociety.bm
For information on the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association, visit www.regimentassociation.com