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PwC to back Family Centre in ten-year deal

Long-term partnership: pictured are, from left, Glenn Titterton, Family Centre chairman; Martha Dismont, Family Centre executive director; and Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda territory leader

Professional services company PwC Bermuda is to back a charity in a decade-long deal to boost its work.

PwC is to provide the Family Centre, which supports at-risk children and families, with an annual donation, as well as free use of the skills and experience of its 200-plus staff and support with fundraising drives.

Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader, said: “We are delighted to support Family Centre long-term in achieving their objectives of building strong families and community support systems in Bermuda.

“Corporate responsibility is at the heart of what we do as a firm and as a partner of Family Centre, PwC is humbled to offer our support to this important organisation over the next decade.”

Mr Wightman added that the Island owed “a debt of gratitude” to Family Centre executive director Martha Dismont and her team for 25 years of dedication to “supporting and improving the wellbeing of vulnerable children in Bermuda — at home, at school and in the community”.

The funding from Hamilton-based PwC will support youngsters suffering from problems like abuse, neglect and other emotional challenges.

Family Centre counsellors and support services help some of Bermuda’s highest-risk families to deal with their problems.

Ms Dismont said that the ten-year deal would give the charity long-term security and help it sustain its services over the next decade.

She added: “We are pleased that PwC Bermuda has made this long-term investment in services for vulnerable children and families.

“The long-term nature of this commitment is significant for Family Centre. This level of commitment in Family Centre will support sustainable services over time for families.

“We thank PwC Bermuda for their generosity and willingness to provide funding in advance of services.

“This is the best-case scenario for us and we have always hoped to have the kind of outcomes which would make us worthy of this support.”