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A huge thank you to our Bermuda community

The “Share the Christmas Spirit” campaign is launched at the Hamilton MarketPlace last year Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Dear Sir,

Once again many thanks for allowing us to use your newspaper for this note of thanks and gratitude to our Bermuda community.

First, a special thanks to the MarketPlace for the use of all its premises for our tag day, which was held on November 26, 2016 for our Share the Christmas Spirit project.

As chairwoman of this project, I am taking this opportunity to express my thanks to:

Gary Shuman, president, Ladricka Simmons, Natalie Rego, Rita Pereira, Albertha Waite, of the MarketPlace, and especially Joseph Cheeseman for his dedicated service in collecting all goods from east to west of the island, including all schools that made donations to this worthwhile project. Thanks to our donors, Roger Pacheco from Pacheco Farms and his dedicated staff for delivery of fresh vegetables, Oil Management Services Ltd, Wakefern Corporation, BGA Group of Companies and Butterfield & Vallis.

Also, thank you to John Perinchief and his staff at the Bermuda Police Recreation Club for the use of their premises, Lionel Raynor and the Bermuda Society for the Blind.

I would also like to thank the following Lions: Debbie and Dudley Cottingham for opening their home to Hamilton Lions Club and Eastern Lions Club for the wrapping of the boxes, Lions family and friends for assisting with preparing the hampers, Sidney Simmons, Eugene Wainwright, Warwick Academy Leo Club and their Leo adviser, Stephen Dean and niece, Edna Dill and daughter, Joan Joslyn, Maxine Burns, Joann Talbot-Johnston and Jean Stovell.

Thanks to all government preschools, primary, middle and high schools, Bermuda High School for Girls and the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy for your contributions.

This year 514 families benefited from our food hampers.

Our prayer is that you still have faith and hope that 2017 will be a prosperous one.



Share the Christmas Spirit