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Santa ‘Sight’ gives to Pembroke families

Christmas deliveries came to the St Monica's Road neighbourhood in Pembroke last week courtesy of veteran community activist Cleveland “Outta Sight” Simmons.

“We're here to get around and bring some sunshine to a few people who need it,” said Mr Simmons as he called on a residence with food donated from Family Centre.

Mr Simmons said: “Peace and love is what a lot of people are missing — they get the outer and not the inner.”

In the visit last week, Mr Simmons crossed paths with Michael Weeks, the area MP, who was distributing turkeys to constituents.

Mr Weeks added two turkeys to the cause.

Mr Simmons called on Caven Richardson, a mason and painter nearby on Spruce Lane, to give out food to residents in need of extra food over the Christmas holidays.

He called Mr Richardson “the neighbourhood watchman who helps bring unity in the community”.

Accepting the donations, Mr Richardson said: “I've always tried to be a peacemaker.

“Sometimes to reach people, you just have to listen. It's not about right or wrong,” Mr Richardson said.

“If you get people to open up and express themselves you can show them a path.”

Giving back: Caven Richardson, left, welcoming Cleveland Simmons with donations to give out at St Monica's Road (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

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Published December 27, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated December 27, 2018 at 8:03 am)

Santa ‘Sight’ gives to Pembroke families

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