Charity Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda was given a Christmas boost by staff from insurance and reinsurance brokerages.

Marsh and Guy Carpenter donated 87 shoeboxes packed with toys, school supplies and toiletries to youngsters, as well as gift cards totalling $2,500.

Jahan Cedenio of Marsh’s corporate social responsibility said: “This is a great way for us to support a very worthy charity on the Island and help ensure that no child goes without during the holiday season.

“We want to thank the Phoenix Stores Ltd and Warwick Academy for their additional sponsorship and support.”

It is the fourth time the firms have taken part in a festive shoebox giveaway.

Patrina O’Connor-Paynter, Managing Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, added: “What is really special about the Marsh and Guy Carpenter Christmas Shoebox Giveaway is they ask about the interests and needs of the child and want to give them each something impactful.

”This type of giving is very meaningful and brings great joy to our Littles.

“We can’t thank them enough for organising this giveaway for the past four years.”

Marsh and Guy Carpenter employees also collected non-perishable food items for The Salvation Army.

Staff visited Westmeath seniors’ home in Pembroke and Matilda Smith Williams’ seniors’ home in Devonshire to decorate Christmas trees and present a turkey and ham donation for use as part of the homes’ Christmas dinners.

– Article by The Royal Gazette