The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association To Hold 2023 Tag Day

The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association (LCCA) today announced that it would hold its annual tag day on Friday, 22nd September, 2023.

The tag day has long been a part of the LCCA’s fundraising and awareness calendar and has always been held in September. Funds raised on will be used to support of many of the Charity’s programmes that support those in need. These include food vouchers, BELCO vouchers, children’s summer school support and dental care for seniors.

Says Marisa Nearon Howard, Executive Director of LCCA: “Since the onset of Covid, we have seen a dramatic increase in the need of our programmes, especially when it comes to food vouchers. We encourage the public to give generously on the 22nd.”

She added:”As one of Bermuda’s oldest charities, we have been quietly helping our community for over 90 years. The LCCA truly tries to help when it matters most.”

Tag sellers will be located at various locations around the island. Alternatively, donors may visit www.lcca.bm to give.

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Catalina Re Supports the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association

Catalina Re’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)Committee recently donated to the Lady Cubitt
Compassionate Association (LCCA).

Catalina Re’s ESG Committee Chair and Treasury Manager, Tina Rego said, “In recognizing the positive
impact that the “LCCA” has had in our community during the past 90 years, Catalina is highly supportive
of making a meaningful contribution that positively impacts the quality of life, health and well-being of
individuals and families in our community.”

“Catalina Re’s ESG approach has a clear focus on ensuring that our culture, core values and sound business
practices continually and positively impact the communities in which we live and work”, said Sakina
Darrell, Catalina Re HR Business Partner and ESG Deputy Chair. “We are delighted to be able to support
and assist the LCCA, and each of its programs, as it evolves as an organization”.

Peter Hebberd, Vice Chair of the LCCA said, “We are delighted that Catalina recognizes and appreciates
the impact and positive role that the LCCA plays within our community and are most appreciative that
they were able to offer such a generous donation.”

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LCCA donates $200,000 to rest homes hit by Covid-19 costs

Charitable rest homes hit by the Covid-19 pandemic have received a welcome cash injection totalling $200,000.

The donation to four rest homes was made by the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association, and will be used to buy medical equipment and personal care products.The Packwood Home, the Matilda Smith-Williams Seniors Residence, Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, and the Lorraine Rest Home each received $50,000.

A spokeswoman for the LCCA said that the pandemic had hit rest homes severely in the last two years resulting in a loss of income and increased costs.

The losses were primarily due to the untimely deaths of residents, the inability to admit new residents due to Government Covid-19 protocols, and the inability to effectively fundraise during that time.

Higher expenses resulted mostly from additional staffing cost, with many full-time staff having to quarantine, the purchase of PPE and enhanced cleaning procedures.

Shaun Reape, chairman of the LCCA, said: “Our board realises that times are difficult in many areas of the community and the charitable rest homes have not been immune.

“We saw it most fitting to help, especially as it is our charity’s 90th year, having been founded by Lady Cubitt in 1932 in response to her finding many elderly people in distress at that time.

“In the upcoming weeks we will be launching our 2022 annual appeal.

“We hope the community will support us so that we may continue with this type of help and improving and increasing our current programmes.

“We aim to help Bermuda’s residents with basic needs when it matters most.”

Accepting the donation on behalf of all four homes, April Augustus of Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, said: “We are extremely thankful to the LCCA for their donations.

“It’s no secret that times have been hard, and the funds will help us out tremendously and ensure that the quality of care for our residents does not suffer.”

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Peter Strachan, 12-year-old Somersfield Academy student who was born with a cleft lip and palate, has raised funds to assist others looking to correct facial disfigurements. We can proudly announce that part of these proceeds have been donated to the LCCA to assist someone requiring any kind of facial surgery. The article published in The Royal Gazette has further details.

In addition, Mr. Strachan has launched a website as a source of support. This website can provide additional information on facial disfigurements. You can view his site here: http://www.facebermuda.com.

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The New York Times: “Why the Wealth Gap Hits Families the Hardest”

Although this New York Times article is aimed primarily at readers in the U.S., it has relevance for the LCCA and our clients and supporters locally in Bermuda…’About a third of all families with children in 2013 had no wealth, only debt’. Please take time to read this informative article.

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Lady Swan Memorial Award

Lady Jacqueline Swan dedicated many years if service to the LCCA as a Patron Member of the Committee of Management.

The LCCA is honouring her dedication to our charity, and also her support of the Reading Clinic, with an annual Memorial Award to assist a student or students who would benefit from tuition at the Reading Clinic.

The Memorial Award of $5,000 will be awarded to those students who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees at the Clinic.

On 20th February, 2017, Ms. Veronica Harvey, Executive Director of the LCCA, presented the first year’s award to Dr. Glenn Faries, Executive Director of the Reading Clinic.

Seen receiving the first award from Veronica Harvey of the LCCA is  Dr. Glenn Faries of the Reading Clinic

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