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Families treated to festive feasts

Hundreds of families in need will receive a Christmas turkey and hamper thanks to financial services firm.

Hamilton-based PwC has donated $10,000 to the West End East End Central Community's drive to provide festive cheer to families.

PwC Bermuda territory leader Arthur Wightman said: “This organisation and its dedicated team of volunteers work hard to ensure hundreds of families enjoy a great Christmas meal.”

The East End West End group started their annual Christmas hamper scheme 19 years ago and it has grown from providing about 25 to hundreds of gifts a year.

“We are proud to be part of the campaign's continuing success,” Mr Wightman said,

The hampers — distributed across the Island — include turkey, fresh produce, bread, desserts and other foods. Families are nominated through churches, schools and community groups.

Andrew Phillips, of the East End West End Central Community, said: “The goal of the campaign is to make it an easy process for people to receive hampers, either by delivery or collection. They don't need to stand in line.

“The campaign has grown significantly over the years and we're looking at expanding it by launching a programme in partnership with grocery stores to provide hampers year round, because people in our community are not just struggling over Christmas.”

Giving back: PwC donated $10,000 to provide Christmas hampers to families in need

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Published December 22, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 22, 2014 at 8:24 am)

Families treated to festive feasts

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