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More donations made to the Adam Goodwin scholarship fund

Two more donors have added to a scholarship fund in memory of 22-year-old sailor Adam Goodwin.

Midsea Consultants, along with the staff of Strands Hair Salon, presented cheques to the Bermuda Sloop Foundation yesterday. The fund goes toward the training of young Bermudians at sea.

Mr Goodwin was an officer of the watch on the Foundation's youth training vessel

Spirit of Bermuda when he died in a road crash on October 3.

His father, David Goodwin, said: “It's wonderful that these two companies, along with so many other donors, decided to give back to the community in lieu of Christmas cards or staff parties.

“We've been amazed and very moved by the volume of tributes that have poured in for Adam. We wanted Adam's mission to continue and for young Bermudians to understand it because the ocean is where Adam picked up his worldliness and his love of the world.

“It's part of our heritage as Bermudians. There are lots and lots of scholarships for banking and insurance and accounting.

“We want this scholarship to go to young Bermudians who want to learn more about life at sea.”

He said the family is also working on a story of Adam Goodwin's life as a resource to accompany the scholarship, which is administered by the Bermuda Sloop Foundation.

He added: “Some of Adam's own assets that he left behind will be contributed to the scholarship in the coming year.”

Bermuda Sloop Foundation director of administration Denise Riviere said the Adam Goodwin Scholarship fund has so far reached about $40,000. The first scholarship will be given at the Foundation's annual awards meeting in March.

Ms Riviere said: “It will be given to someone aspiring to the maritime industry, and who we feel personifies the spirit that Adam had.”

Adam Goodwin aboard the Oleander earlier this year.

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Published December 23, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 23, 2010 at 7:18 am)

More donations made to the Adam Goodwin scholarship fund

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