Talent show raises funds for children’s home

Self-Help Foundation’s JC Connor, left, and Jason DaCosta present Denise Williams-Watson with a donation of $1,500 to assist the Frances Bodden Children’s Home. - Photo: Jewel Levy

The Frances Bodden Children’s Home is this year’s beneficiary of the New Self-Help Community Foundation annual community development fund.

The Foundation’s CEO JC Connor and member Jason DaCosta presented Denise Williams-Watson, the manager of the home, with a cheque for $1,500 from proceeds raised through its flagship programme, the Talent Xposition of the Arts.

The event showcased a variety of new and returning talent at the Harquail Theatre in June. During the four-hour show, dancers, musicians, singers and poets took to the stage before an enthusiastic audience.

Williams-Watson said the donations came at a very important time.

“It’s summer. The children are looking forward to having a fun-filled summer break away from school and the [donation] will go a far way in helping us to achieve that for them,” she said.

Currently there are 14 children at the home, she said.

Connor said, “We are a non-profit organisation. It’s not about us making funds, but about us getting funds to assist within the community and for the betterment of society by empowering Cayman’s youth through the creative arts.”

For more information about the New Self-Help Community Foundation, call 927‑7273 or email [email protected]