It will undoubtedly be a difficult Christmas for the children of missing landfill worker Anna Evans, but a small group of people is trying to help make the holiday a little brighter.
Psychiatrist Linda McField plans to host the family in her Spotts-Newland home for a Christmas lunch, and she is working with the children’s legal guardian to set up a new charitable fund to help with the family’s expenses.
Dr. McField said she wants to “appeal to the community to come together and help make this Christmas special” for the Evans children. She is asking for people to donate food for the lunch, including a baked ham, rice and beans, curry chicken, other side dishes, desserts and drinks.
“A lot of their family is going away for Christmas, so they’re feeling a bit down,” she said.
Lisa Prendergast, with the Ministry of Education, said the family also needs donations for their new home in Bodden Town. The Department of Family and Children’s Services secured a three-bedroom house in an affordable housing development in Bodden Town for the children and their guardian.
Ms. Prendergast said they are looking for donations of pots, crockery, bed linens and gift certificates for food, clothes and shoes.
Dr. McField said she is helping set up a charitable fund for the children, and the application is before the governor for approval. The purpose will be to raise money “to help these children into adulthood.” She said they hope to start raising funds in January.
Those interested in making a donation for the lunch or household goods may contact Linda McField at 917-9672.