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The staff of law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman spread a bit of festive cheer this week, donating $9,000 to the Salvation Army, Girlguiding Bermuda and the Bermuda Institute.
Donations to The Salvation Army will be used to provide food hampers and basic necessities for needy families in Bermuda. Major Douglas Lewis, Divisional Commander for the Salvation Army, commented: “With Conyers’ support, families in need will receive a grocery voucher and a gift hamper, which includes toys for each child in the family, as well as a bag of groceries so that each family has chance to celebrate the Christmas tradition and cook a Christmas dinner. With Conyers’ generosity, we are the hands and feet for getting help to the people of Bermuda.”
Girlguiding Bermuda will use the donation to represent Bermuda in England and Mexico in July 2010, at the 100th Anniversary of Girlguiding, which will see guides from all over the world will meet to build their guiding skills through community service and outdoor adventure activities. Alex Crampton, head of 1st Hamilton Guides, said: “Girlguiding Bermuda continues to go from strength to strength in developing Bermuda’s girls into productive young women and positive contributors to society. We are delighted that Conyers is supporting girlguiding in Bermuda.”
Meanwhile, the Bermuda Institute will use donations from Conyers for a trip to help the less fortunate in Guyana, and has sent three students and two adults to Guyana where they will give up their Christmas to build housing and educate the Guyanese about sustainable living. Following the trip, the Bermuda Institute will provide more information about their experiences.
Jennifer Williams, Chairman of Conyers’ Benevolent Fund Chairman said: “We continue to work with organisations across Bermuda whose tireless efforts are vital in supporting the needs of the local community. We are delighted to see continued contributions from our partners and staff in support of these worthy causes.”
Conyers’ Staff Benevolent Scheme is funded by donations from employees at the firm, which are matched dollar for dollar by the firm’s partners.
A version of this announcement appeared in The Royal Gazette.