Hundreds enjoy family fun day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

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More than 200 families and 25 non-profit organisations participated in the third annual Allied World Family Community Day on Sunday despite poor weather conditions.

The event provided games, food and entertainment while at the same time giving to the community.

“The event is all about bringing families and charities together for a day of giving back,” The Centre on Philanthropy, which hosted the event, said.

“The families learned together the joy of giving back, saw The Centre on Philanthropy’s staff and volunteer team in full action, discovered the many services our non-profits provide in the community and also learned about future volunteering opportunities through them.”

Elaine Williams, executive director of The Centre on Philanthropy, added: “The very generous sponsorship by Allied World, our title sponsor, enabled us to present an even bigger and better event for families and our non-profits.

“It is so important to teach our children about volunteering and giving from a young age.”

Ten charities were present to provide projects to volunteers including the Bermuda Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals, The Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence, Keep Bermuda Beautiful, Phenomenal People and The Eliza DoLittle Society.

The Centre on Philanthropy plan to organise the event again next year.