“Treasure” trove of homewares at sale for charity

  • This Old House sale event for Family Centre (Flyer supplied)

    This Old House sale event for Family Centre (Flyer supplied)


Do you need a change of scenery? Family Centre invites you to plan a day out, and check out their “This Old House” Sale on Saturday, October 3 at Horizon Club House in Paget from 10am to 4pm.

The pandemic has made many of us start to declutter our homes or look to sprucing it up a bit. Whatever home project you are planning, you are guaranteed to find a treasure or two that would add to the beauty of your home.

Family Centre’s Special Events Committee, is a group of four dynamic ladies, who have volunteered to assist Family Centre to raise funds to support its therapeutic programmes and services that strengthen vulnerable children and families in Bermuda.

They have been successful in delivering several events for Family Centre during the pandemic shelter-in-place period and this is their first non-virtual event for the year.

Maribeth Anderson, a committee member explained: “Family Centre fundraising events are a critical component in supporting the delivery of therapeutic care to children and families in Bermuda.

“Our committee had mapped out most of the year with exciting and different events. Then the pandemic turned everything upside down!” She added: “As a group, we refused to let our children and families down and are committed to deliver events safely and responsibly to ensure our children and families receive the care they need at Family Centre.”

Dr. Sandy De Silva, Executive Director of Family Centre stated: “We are very fortunate to have Maribeth Anderson, Megan Boyle, Samantha Sangster and Georgia Benevides who are strong advocates for children and families.

“The work they do is amazing and it’s all for the benefit of vulnerable children and families that require nurture and care.”

Dr. De Silva further explained, “There is no doubt charities have felt the impact of the pandemic on their events.

“The funds raised from these events significantly supplement an organisations’ programmes and services and Family Centre is no exception.”

According to Dr. De Silva: “This sale will need your support to make it a success for our children.”

She is excited about the event and will be there throughout the day and encourages you to take a break and pop in.

“I will be on location throughout the day pitching in and hoping to find a few treasures myself”, said Dr. De Silva.

This Old House Sale features unique and everyday items collected from people who have decluttered during lockdown, from others moving and leaving the island, and many others who believe in the critical work Family Centre delivers to children and their families.

“If you like to treasure hunt this would be the perfect opportunity”, said Megan Boyle a member of the special events committee.

“As an architect and designer, This Old House is a treasure chest of amazing possibilities and all for a great cause” stated Georgia Benevides.

She added there is a wide variety of furniture and homegoods.

“Everything from Herend China, cedar pieces, framed artwork, rugs, day beds, occasional tables, chairs and an amazing dining set that is beautiful and ready for a new home.”

There is a $1 and a $5 room and everything at the sale is priced to go.

“For those of us with a sweet tooth and need time to make a decision on an item there will be prepackaged baked goods available and bottled water sponsored by Barritts,” advised Sam Sangster, organiser of the bake sale.

She added “Family Centre is all about children and young people and it was perfect to have our bake sale items produced by aspiring young chefs and veterans.”

She hints that $5 will secure you a water and a few sweet treats and guarantees a toothsome smile.

She listed brownies, scones, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, bagels, banana bread, Challah Bread and Banana cookies (Gluten Free) and the very popular Malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) donated by Casa dos Acores.

At the event all forms of payment will be accepted: cash, cheques and credit cards. Everything must be collected by 4pm on the day of the sale.

As we remain in a pandemic the community’s safety and wellbeing is important to us. We will follow the Bermuda Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

? Face masks are mandatory

? Hand sanitisers will be at the entrance to the sale

? No more than 75 people will be allowed inside the building at any given time

For more information on This Old House Event please contact: funddevelopment @tfc.bm or visit our website at or www.tfc.bm or check us on Facebook.

*Press release issued by Family Centre.

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Published Oct 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm (Updated Oct 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm)

“Treasure” trove of homewares at sale for charity

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