Affiliates of the Bermuda Football Association [BFA], in collaboration with the Charles E. and Lesley Marshall Family Foundation, have raised $23,000 to donate to the Bermuda Emergency Fund.
A spokesperson said, “On behalf of football in Bermuda, the affiliates of the Bermuda Football Association, in collaboration with the Charles E. and Lesley Marshall Family Foundation, have raised $23,000.00 to donate to the Bermuda Emergency Fund.
“The football affiliates, in conjunction with this Foundation, had discussions on how they could possibly assist the in need Bermuda communities during this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic in Bermuda, and came up with the idea to collectively do a fundraiser, asking the individual clubs, along with the Foundation, to make donations to the fund.
“The Foundation, which for the past few seasons has made donations to the affiliates to assist them with their basic necessities, like football equipment, sports uniforms, and registration requirements, immediately committed to a very generous donation.
“The football clubs, working closely together despite their resources being very limited at this time as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic, were still able to manage to find a way to make a donation to this very worthy cause.
“We are pleased to have raised a total of $23,000 to be donated to the Bermuda Emergency Fund. This donation will help to bring relief and meet some of the basic needs of the community, such as food, shelter, and safety.
“Best wishes for all of Bermuda to stay safe and to stay healthy.”