Warm thanks from Warm Hearts
In 2011 Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury did a series of stories for the paper on the issue of domestic violence. That series spurred the founding of Warm Hearts, a campaign to gather comfort items for women and children who find themselves living at Iris Kirby House in St. John’s and other women’s shelters around the province. When Tara asked “Republic of Doyle” actor Lynda Boyd if she would lend a helping hand, Boyd immediately signed on as the campaign’s patron, bringing her charm and popularity to the cause. Warm Hearts 2012 was a huge success. On Saturday, February 2, 2013 Warm Hearts 2013 saw Boyd and Bradbury at the Sobeys store on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s accepting donations of clothing items and pennies. Then afternoon was a roaring success with Boyd posing for countless photos as fans and caring people dropped by to make donations. Learn more about Warm Hearts on The Telegram web site at www.thetelgram.com.
Published on February 4, 2013Linda Boyd (left) and Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury show off some of the many donations received during the day by people who dropped by the Sobeys Store on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s for the Warm Hearts event. Donations of clothing, money and other gifts will benefit women and children at Iris Kirby House and other women’s shelters around the province.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram