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Kindhearted youngsters have helped to provide needy families with an early Christmas present by taking part in a fundraising carwash.

Children from the Bermuda Boys' Brigade and the Church Girls' Brigade worked together at the Christmas carwash last month at St Paul's Church car park in Paget. In 2015 the groups and their families raised a total of $1,100 that was converted to 11 $100 Belco certificates.

At the end of November, Reverend Anthony Pettit presented the vouchers to Family Centre.

Sandy De Silva, the charity's clinical psychologist and director of clinical services, told the children that their $100 Belco gift certificates would “literally turn the lights on” for 11 families this Christmas. Boys' Brigade Captain David Semos said: “The car wash is a great way to have fun, get to know each other and to show the boys and girls Christian charity at work. The purpose of the Boys' Brigade and Church Girls' Brigade is to help young people to become good, responsible citizens who facilitate and enhance community well being.”

The groups will hold their annual Valentine's Fair on February 13, 2016, from 9am to 4pm at St Paul's Church car park in Paget.

Community spirit: children hard at work at the fundraising car wash
Cleaning up: children from the Bermuda Boys' Brigade and the Church Girls' Brigade worked together at a Christmas carwash to raise $1,100, which was converted to 11 $100 Belco certificates

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Published December 07, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 07, 2015 at 12:04 am)

Children’s boost for families in need

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