Rotary Club Donates $83,500 To Primary Schools

May 2, 2018

The Pembroke Rotary Club held their annual Children’s Fair and raffle draw on 10th March, 2018 at the St. Paul’s Church Hall.

The Fair is the culmination of the Club’s signature annual fund raising event which benefits a number of public primary schools, and the proceeds from the Fair were distributed to the schools at the end of April.

The Fair started 35 years ago, and the Club estimates that since 1996 it has donated more than $1.5 million to government primary schools.

Pictured below are [from left to right]: Todd Fox [Francis Patton], Wendell Smith and Dorothy Trott [West Pembroke], Charles Joyienes [Northlands], Crystal Bean [Paget Primary], Jason Taylor [PRC], Idona Beckles [Paget Primary, Tamisha Darrell [West Pembroke], Melba Paynter [Elliott], Gary Edwards [PRC], and Stephen Coddington [Victor Scott].

Pembroke Rotary Club Bermuda May 2 2018

Representatives from the schools receiving donations joined the Club at their weekly meeting on 26th April and explained that the donated funds would be used for a variety of purposes including:

  • Professional development materials;
  • Reading support supplies;
  • Cambridge curriculum math support materials;
  • First aid and CPR training;
  • Support programmes to help boys to focus on academics;
  • Support for Bermuda History programmes;
  • STEM enrichment course materials; and
  • Art and music programme upgrades.

A spokesperson said, “Each school helped to sell raffle tickets and received donations in proportion to the number of tickets sold by the supporters of the school. This year, a total of $83,500 was donated to the following schools by the Pembroke Rotary Club:

  • West Pembroke Primary $25,000
  • Harrington Sound Primary $9,100
  • Northlands Primary $8,600
  • Elliott Primary $7,400
  • Paget Primary $6,600
  • St. David’s Primary $5,800
  • Victor Scott Primary $5,500
  • Gilbert Institute $4,800
  • Dalton E. Tucker Primary $4,200
  • Francis Patton Primary $2,400
  • Prospect Primary $2,400
  • West End Primary $1,700

“The Pembroke Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Fair and the raffle which helps to support primary school children of Bermuda.”

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