Appeal For Raffle Prizes To Fund Scholarships

October 10, 2018

A union about to celebrate its 100th anniversary is appealing to businesses and organisations to donate raffle prizes to help raise $100,000 to provide scholarships for young Bermudians.

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] will celebrate 100 years on February 1 next year and has organized a series of events this year to mark the milestone.

It also decided to celebrate the anniversary with the scholarship fund and is now asking people to support its Centenary Raffle, where 100 prizes will be raffled off with proceeds going to the scholarships.

BUT President Shannon James said: “We have already had some great events marking our 100 years, notably the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] conference and the CUT Games which was a huge success.

“However, when we started planning events to mark our centenary, we were very mindful of the need to further help some of those we teach which is why we decided to try and raise $100,000 for four scholarships.

“We sincerely hope that members of the community, businesses and organisations will help us get 100 fantastic prizes to raffle to help us reach our target. The money raised will be split into scholarships in the name of the Union’s founders, the Rev. Rufus Stovell, Adele Tucker and Edith and Matilda Crawford.

“By naming the scholarships after our founders we are acknowledging our past but we are also investing in our future. We believe that is a very fitting way to celebrate our 100 years.”

For more information, please contact the BUT on 292-6515.

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  1. Family Man says:

    $1,200,000 would have paid for a lot of scholarships.