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A time for sharing! FSN receives food supplies from Vigilant Stars

The Vigilant Stars, a benevolent organisation, on Wednesday December 16, 2015, handed over a quantity of food items to the Family Support Network (FSN) with a view to enabling the body to carry out its mandate to meet the needs of the less fortunate in the society especially in light of the holiday season. Photo: VINO
Some of the donated items. Photo: VINO
Some of the donated items. Photo: VINO
The items were garnered through a food drive held in the Bolo’s parking lot the weekend before the handing over. Photo: Provided
The items were garnered through a food drive held in the Bolo’s parking lot the weekend before the handing over. Photo: Provided
The flier for the toy and food drive. Photo: Provided
The flier for the toy and food drive. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Vigilant Stars, a benevolent organisation, on Wednesday December 16, 2015 handed over a quantity of food items to the Family Support Network (FSN) with a view to enabling the body to carry out its mandate to meet the needs of the less fortunate in the society, especially in light of the holiday season.

The handing over took place at The FSN office in Road Town in the presence of its Executive Director Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds and members of the Vigilant Stars.

The items were garnered through a food drive held in the Bolo’s parking lot the weekend before the handing over.

“Vigilant Stars comes together today to make a donation of food and toy items to the Family Support Network for the holiday season for families that are less fortunate,” said Public Relations Officer of the Vigilant Stars Esther N. Fraser.

“In honour of Founder’s Day which was on December 4, 2015 we are giving of ourselves in the season of giving and making sure that the Family Support Network has what they need to support less fortunate families,” she said.

President of FSN Judith M. Charles had told this news site that the entity barely has money to pay its staff and not to the level that they should be paid. She said apart from counsellor Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds and an advocate and intake person, the rest of the work is done by a team of what she called serious volunteers.

In 2014, FSN fed 242 families and held 410 counselling sessions for men, women, couples and children. They also run anger management sessions as requested by the courts.

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