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The son of the “King of Soul” is to star at Family Centre's annual Beach Bash fundraiser next month.

Otis Redding III will be part of the entertainment at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach.

He said: “I am very excited to come to Bermuda again, I am so honoured to be a part of a special event that will definitely benefit so many families in Bermuda.”

The musical line-up will also include Working Title, One SOULution, Mia Chambray and James Gregory, Chris Finsness and Spencer Wood, with a guest appearance by Rowdy Piper.

Martha Dismont, the executive director of Family Centre, said: “This is Family Centre's largest annual fundraiser and we are always extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors and the community's generous support.

“The demand for our services continues to rise. The sponsorship and support we receive enables families to receive our successful therapeutic services and programmes without financial worry.”

She added: “We look forward to another successful community fundraiser and an opportunity to mix and mingle with our guests.”

The event will have the theme Vitamin Sea, and guests should wear bright summer colours and ocean blues.

Thania Redman, the relationship development director at Family Centre, said: “The decor is taking a citrus spin this year — thanks to Select Sites Group's Starla Williams, our creative team at RBK Advertising and our incredible volunteers. I think everyone is going to love it.”

The event, on September 14, will feature food stations and a buffet on the beach and a raffle draw. Patrina “Power Girl” O'Connor and Rajai Denbrook will cohost.

Family Centre provides counselling, community programmes and training services.

Ms Dismont said 158 families received counselling services last year and 117 children were given supplementary support.

The centre also runs a social skills group and therapeutic specialised camps. About 218 children are enrolled in the centre's community programmes.

Seats at the Beach Bash are $250 per person at tables of ten. For more information and to reserve a seat or table, contact 232-1116 or e-mail funddevelopment@tfc.bm.

Welcome return: Otis Redding III is part of a top musical line-up for Beach Bash (File photograph)
Music giant: the late Otis Redding at the Monterey Pop Festival (Photograph by Elaine Mayes)

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Published August 20, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated August 20, 2019 at 8:18 am)

Soul legend’s son to star at fundraiser

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