Living Barbados Magazine November 2014 Edition April 2014 edition - Page 80

what additional support they can directly give to ensure that children in Barbados benefit from the life-changing opportunity that education can give them. Headmistress of St. Margaret’s Primary, Glendene Hayde had this to say about the work that Roberta, Lady Simpson has carried out on behalf of the Know Me Love Me Foundation in Barbados; “Kind, caring and considerate are just some of the words we use to describe Lady Simpson. Just over two years ago she visited St. Margaret’s Primary to introduce one of her books. The students captured her heart and since then she has been finding ways to enhance their learning experiences. Her inspiring words at Morning Assembly, her participation in Reading Week as well as travelling from her home with six puppies to help enrich the Science curriculum shows her dedication to these students. Thank you Lady Simpson.” Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon, the inimitable John Chandler, brought everyone together to sit down at the tables as the wait staff poured steaming cups of tea and served both sweet and savoury morsels. Conversation flowed to the sound of the grand piano, creating a lovely ambiance. Honouring the theme of the event, gifts were given for the ‘Best Costume’ Angela Simpson, along with a random draw for surprise door prizes; ’Best Head-piece, fascinator’ Gina Cummins and ‘Most Pearls’ Susan Reid which elicited much laughter from the crowd. The event was a tremendous success – and after the tables were cleared and the china washed and put carefully away, the organisers were thankful to not only those who attended, but also to those who made generous donations including: Foster & Ince Cruise Services, Angela Simpson, Hotel Boucan St. Lucia, Gina Hunte, CEI Caribbean, Island Bags, Diamonds International, Going Places Travel, ButterflyBoutiqueBarbados.com, Dolly’s, The Crane Hotel, R& R Cruising, The Cliff Restaurant, Dwellings, Champers Restaurant, Silver Moon Catamaran, Barbados Golf & Country Club, Ryall Fitness, Simpson Motors Ltd, Relish Fresh Café at Simpson Motors, Sol Barbados Ltd, Ela Boutique, Coral Reef Club Spa, Platinum Wines & Andre Williams; the caterers and florists who provided sumptuous delights and gorgeous floral arrangements: Cin Cin Restaurant, Sweet Temptations, Corbins Catering, Anna Went Catering, Simply Flowers and SSMJ Orchids, and of course John and Rain Chandler. Debbie Reifer and accompanying guitarist Marius Charlemagne entertained guests.