Family Centre To Host 3rd Annual Fundraiser

February 7, 2014

Family Centre is inviting everyone to the 3rd Annual ‘Celebrate the Night’ on Saturday, March 1st at the Fourways Inn in Paget from 7pm to 11pm.

“The services provided by Family Centre to children and families with serious risk and challenges has greatly increased in recent years”, a spokesperson said. “Fundraising and community support becomes paramount when it comes to ensuring that children and families receive the needed services.

“Last year over 400 people enjoyed an evening of local entertainment, dancing, music and great food while raising money for children.

“The survival of our services is critical and isn’t something the community can take for granted. Family Centre’s broad range of services is preventing children and families from falling into despair by helping with social skills through initiatives like parent education and help with homework during afterschool groups.

“Children and families that have struggled through hard times are being strengthened by our family groups, youth leadership programmes, psycho-educational groups and community mobilization work. We also continue to encourage and stabilize families in crisis through counseling, case management, and therapeutic services.”

“We are breaking destructive cycles and building families and cultures that support healthy and happy childhoods. Every event we do, we want the community to understand the purpose,” says Family Centre Executive Director, Martha Dismont. “This is our third time doing this event, and we look forward to more people enjoying an evening that promises to be loads of fun.”

“This fundraiser is a mingling style affair and brings the very best of Bermuda’s entertainers together for one night”, the spokesperson said. “Guests can expect to sing along with Randy Lambert and Gavin Smith in the Peg Leg Lounge, laugh with Gina Love and Toby Butterfield of Improv Bermuda in the comedy corner, and experience the dancing styles by United Dance Productions.

Here is what Gina Love had to say about the event: “I look forward to Celebrate the Night. It is so much fun! I’ve participated every year since it began because there is something going on from the time you walk through the door until you leave. The entertainment is top notch. It is important to give back and this is one event that I enjoy and I get to give me, to a worthy cause.”

Toby Butterfield of Improv Bermuda added, “Are you kidding? We can’t wait to be part of it! Guests have such a great time at Celebrate the Night and it always means we have an audience full of people ready to have fun. We get to put all our focus into looking foolish for a good cause! The troupe is called Hilarity for Charity. This is exactly what we do. See you there!”

The spokesperson concluded by saying, “There are also exciting raffle prizes to be won in between dancing to music provided by DJ King Arthur and singing in our karaoke lounge. Come experience the fun in our magician corner with Smooth Lew and capture all of the excitement of the night in the incredible Oh Snap! Photobooth. The MC for the evening is the wildly popular Patrina O’Connor a.k.a “PowerGirl.”

Family Centre has partnered with Fourways Inn, Mike Collins, Lindos Group of Companies, BF&M [Platinum Sponsors]; Butterfield & Vallis (Gold Sponsor); Bermuda Commercial Bank, BAC, Ascendant Group, Ultimate Imaging, CableVision, D&J Construction, Cripps Foundation, BCS – IBM Bermuda Agency, Gold Standard Bermuda [Silver Sponsors]; and Europa Imports, Orange Bay, CellOne, Admiral Management Services Limited, The Phoenix Stores, TOPS, AIC Limited, Bermuda Gas, Yo Cherry [Bronze Sponsors].

“We are very grateful to all of our entertainers for their time and talents, and our sponsors for their support of this event and our services. Together we can make the difference,” added Mrs. Dismont. “We also wish to thank RBK Advertising & Design, Select Sites Group and Island Press for their very important assistance in making this event possible.”

Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door and can be purchased at Family Centre, La Trattoria, Fourways Inn or CableVision in the Washington Mall.

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