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PLP gala raises $10,000 for charity

Giving back: the Progressive Labour Party donated $2,000 each to five charities during its Wakanda Royalty Gala on Saturday. Shown from left are Salvatore Tucci, representing the Foster Parents Association of Bermuda, Elaine Butterfield, executive director of the Women’s Resource Centre, David Burt, the Premier and PLP leader, Tina Nash, executive director of Raleigh Bermuda, Anthony Santucci, executive director of Cada, and Cindy Swan, of Project Action (Photograph by Anthony E. Wade)

The Progressive Labour Party’s Wakanda Royalty Gala at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday raised $10,000 to be divided for five charities.

With more than 800 in attendance, the evening exceeding the expectations of the events committee and party executive, a PLP spokeswoman said.

The charities chosen to benefit from the night are:

Project Action, a free transportation service for seniors in care facilities

Women’s Resource Centre, a full-service organisation providing resources and courses to enhance the lives of women in Bermuda

Raleigh Bermuda, a charity that uses overseas expeditions, local training and coaching to challenge young Bermudians to harness their full potential and develop skills for life

Cada, a charity founded in 1974 with a mission to “encourage responsible alcohol behaviour”

Foster Parents Association of Bermuda, an association that provides Bermuda’s various levels of backing, from parental-guidance resources, to supplemental financial support, and guidance and financial resources for school supplies

“The spokeswoman concluded: “We are overwhelmed with the support from our sponsors and supporters. It would be remiss of us not to give back as a token of our appreciation.”