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Donate wisely Bermuda

October 16, 2013

Dear Sir,

Very rarely am I compelled to write to the Editor regarding my feelings on a newspaper story but I could not let this pass without making my comments. I was overwhelmed to see the response to someone who appears to be in need — however misguided it may be. Mr. Hayward is an extremely talented musician and occasionally I have attended functions where he has been the soloist and performed a lovely array of ballads fitting the occasion — albeit at a very high price. His talents lie with music, not with organising finances (which he has continuously demonstrated) which begs the question why?

Why open a jazz bar offering a limited selection of events and music when only a certain crowd are interested in this kind of entertainment? It does not make financial sense, only financial suicide. Mr Hayward has made choices that have gotten him to where his is today — his choices, yet as a community we support his bad behaviour by donating to him? If you are wealthy and have not been touched by the recession, then hey, whatever. If you want to give to someone in need please look around for those people who have not made poor choices: children with severe birth defects that require medical treatment which insurance companies only pay a portion of, charities which assist children of abuse (both physical and mental), donate to charities which feed undernourished children in our schools, donate towards events that teach us better parenting and life skills so that we can raise functional, well rounded children that will become valuable adults in our society.

Children are our future — invest in them! I'm sure Mr Hayward is a nice person but based on his comments the $10,000.00 isn't going to put a dent in his debts, which have been incurred by choices. Those same funds could provide breakfast for a classroom of hungry children for quite some time. Signed,

THINKING OF OUR FUTURE

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Published October 17, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 17, 2013 at 10:03 am)

Donate wisely Bermuda

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