NVCC Donate $9,000 to Mother Battling Cancer

May 14, 2014

North Village Community Club recently hosted a fundraiser football game showcasing their Masters and Corona teams, which was used as a fundraising event to help defray the significant medical expenses of cancer stricken patient Kamala Smith. At 31-years-old, the mother-of-two is battling cancer for the second time.


The Smith Family’s ties to North Village run deep. Mrs. Smith’s husband, Nakia, played for the Premier Team, the Corona Team and now plays for the Masters Team. Son Kenori plays for the U10 age group and son Nakai plays for the U8 age group.

North Village President, Stephen Coddington said “North Village came together, as families do, in times of crisis. The fundraiser game between our Masters and Corona teams raised just under $5,000.

“The event was very well attended and everyone at the game had a wonderful time and there was a true “family spirit” to the occasion with everyone enjoying each other’s company. While the game resulted in a win for the Corona team [8-4] the result wasn’t that important, the real winner was the cause ”.

In addition, the U10 Reds team wanted to do what they could to help teammates Kenori and Nakai’s mother and managed to raise over $3,000. “The efforts of our U10 boys is a testament to the values the children are no doubt learning from being part of such a community-driven club” continued Coddington.

Further, the cost of Kenori & Nakai’s North Village registration fees for the 2014-15 season was generously donated by Coach Shannon Burchall and his family [$300 per child]. “Football is a great outlet for these two boys and we wanted to make sure that they were able to remain in the youth program in the 2014-15 season” said the U10 coach.

After receiving additional monetary gifts from gracious donors such as “Brazilian Football Charitable Trust” and special friends to the tune of another $1,000, North Village President Stephen Coddington presented Mrs. Smith with a cheque for $9,000.

The cheque presentation took place in the KEMH gardens. “Kamala was in great spirits and looked well. Her tears of joy and appreciation were humbling. We are all so happy that we were able to help Kamala and her family” said Coddington.

Recipient Kamala Smith stated that she was overwhelmed, “I knew very little of the fundraiser and the efforts of the North Village football teams. I was brought to tears because I am so grateful that people have rallied together like this for me.

“As a mother I am touched by the consideration given to my sons. I’m very appreciative that their fees had been settled for the coming season. I want to thank everyone that supported this fundraiser. My heart is full with the love I have received.”

North Village’s efforts continue for the Smith family. Several of its members, from coaches to parents to players, will be running in the May 24th half marathon. For information on how you can donate towards the “North Village runs for Kamala” contact admin@northvillage.bm.

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  1. hmmmm says:

    Awesome news! So happy for the family..

  2. GiGi says:

    Awesome community spirit!!! I have tears in my eyes.

    • Evie says:

      Wonderful News our prayers and thoughts are with the family may god continue to bless them

  3. Ess Ess Dee says:

    Well done Griff ! Awesome cause

  4. Great News says:

    This is great news!!! May God continue to bless you all!

  5. roy says:

    great news I love when community helps out…..all the best Smith family

  6. cliff says:

    big up village, doing only what village can do. leading by example

  7. daddyluv says:

    Is nvcc the only club that donates money. I mean a few week ago they donated 500 to cba now this check. All I want say thank you nvcc for caring for the community. wonder when the rest of the community clubs are going step up to the plate and help when hard times are needed. In my eyes in nvcc you care more for the people than the people on the top of the hill dose.

  8. TickTockBda says:

    Awesome… God is Good, love this!!!