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Variety the Children’s Charity of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

REMEMBERING AUNTY OLGA .….…………………

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have our patron Mrs. Mara Thompson play her part in the Gold Hearts Campaign by encouraging shoppers at Cave Shepherd Department Store in Bridgetown to “bear their hears on their sleeves!” Mrs. Thompson is seen in these photos assisting shoppers and pinning their hearts on.

We remember with affection Aunty Olga and appreciate now more than ever, the moments she spent with us at Variety. She is seen here with the former Miss Barbados Jewel Garner at our last Variety Gold Heart party. Variety the Children’s Charity had a long and close association with Dame Olga Lopes-Seale. This association was recognised by the beloved philanthropist’s bequest of the funds from her charity (The Needy Children’s Fund) to Variety.

GOLD HEARTS PRIZE DRAW…….…………………… Our GOLD HEARTS CAMPAIGN 2011 culminates with the prize draw and party on March 12, 2011. Prizes for airline tickets compliments VIRGIN ATLANTIC, AMERICAN AIRLINES and LIAT will be drawn. There will also be prizes for the school children who sold the most Gold Hearts this year.

BEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE…………… By now you will have all had your Yogi Bear Gold Hearts and possibly seen the movie! The prize draw is on March 12th, 2011 so please get all your raffle tickets in as soon as possible. You may bring them directly to Variety’s office in the Plantation’s complex, St. Lawrence main Road, Christ Church. Good luck to all our supporters!

GOLD HEARTS DAY 2011………….…………………… During the Gold Heart’s campaign we had special assistance from our celebrity friends. Ms. Mia Mottley, Member of the Opposition is seen heart pinning a heart on Mr. John Williams. On Gold Heart’s Day, Monday February 14th, 2011 (which just happened to be Valentine’s Day) we were pleased to

This occasion is also a special one for the children we serve as we will have a special show for them with music, dance and face painting and all the other elements that make for a great party!

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE…………………..………..…… Please visit our FaceBook page and click “LIKE”! (Search Variety the Children’s Charity of Barbados)

MEMBERSHIP ………………………………..………… Please encourage your relatives and friends to join Variety. Your membership fees assist us in the administration of the office and the planning of events to raise funds and ensure that all fundraising goes directly to assist the children. On signing up new members will receive a token of our appreciation.

Please submit any fundraising ideas via email varietybarbados@caribsurf.com Please visit our website at www.varietybarbados.org

Variety NOW Newsletter - Jan - Feb 2011  

Variety NOW Newsletter - Jan - Feb 2011