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Children invited to lip sync for charity

A lip sync video competition for youngsters to raise funds for charity is to be held.

Friends of Hospice, the charity behind Agape House, Bermuda's only terminal care centre, said that pupils would be asked to submit a two-minute video of themselves lip syncing their favourite song.

The contest will have three age categories — contestants aged 7 and under, aged 8 to 12, and aged 13 to 18. Prizes will be awarded in each age bracket.

Video submissions are due by 5pm on May 2 and the videos will be put online the next day.

Winners will be selected based on the number of public votes received until May 31 and each vote will cost $5 to cast.

Parents of participants are required to submit a media release.

Jennifer Mahoney, the executive director of Friends of Hospice, said that the Covid-19 crisis had forced charities and businesses to rethink the way they operate.

She explained: “Fundraising is always challenging, but recent developments have added an additional level of complexity for all charities.”

Ms Mahoney said that Friends of Hospice did not have a regular source of revenue, such as memberships, which made it “even more challenging for us”.

She added: “We were looking for ways to raise funds while engaging the community and felt this would be a great outlet for students during this stressful time.

Ms Mahoney said that the response from schools to the competition had been positive and that a second round of the competition was being considered, and could include politicians, business leaders and well-known members of the public.

She added: “Friends of Hospice cannot provide its programmes and services without the generous support of the community and we sincerely appreciate your support.”

Questions about the competition should be e-mailed to executive.director@hospice.bm. Details on the event can also be found on the charity's Facebook page

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Published April 23, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 23, 2020 at 9:01 am)

Children invited to lip sync for charity

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