Injured soldier buoyed by student cheerleaders

  • Supporting a soldier: Kahraem Williams, brother of Royal Bermuda Regiment Private Ndavyah Williams, examines a display at the Paget Primary School summer camp Children Just Want to Have Fun. Campers have raised $1,010 for Private Williams, who was injured in a crash at a roadblock on June 29 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Supporting a soldier: Kahraem Williams, brother of Royal Bermuda Regiment Private Ndavyah Williams, examines a display at the Paget Primary School summer camp Children Just Want to Have Fun. Campers have raised $1,010 for Private Williams, who was injured in a crash at a roadblock on June 29 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and is in hospital in the US (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and is in hospital in the US (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Tonic for the troops: Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun has raised 1,010 for Royal Bermuda Regiment Private Ndavyah Williams, who is recovering in hospital in the United States after a June 29 road crash at a curfew roadblock. Shown are camp teacher Ethel Liverpool and Kahraem Williams, brother of Private Williams (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Tonic for the troops: Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun has raised 1,010 for Royal Bermuda Regiment Private Ndavyah Williams, who is recovering in hospital in the United States after a June 29 road crash at a curfew roadblock. Shown are camp teacher Ethel Liverpool and Kahraem Williams, brother of Private Williams (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and in hospital in the United States (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and in hospital in the United States (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and in hospital in the United States (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and in hospital in the United States (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and in hospital in the United States (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Tributes to a brave soldier: young people at the Paget Primary School summer camp, Children Just Want to Have Fun Art Show created artwork to honour Ndavyah Williams, the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier injured at a checkpoint in June and in hospital in the United States (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


A display created by schoolchildren at a summer camp to lift the spirits of a soldier injured on duty has been unveiled.

Youngsters aged between 6 and 10 at the Kids Just Want to Have Fun camp wrote letters and poems, and created artwork for Royal Bermuda Regiment Private Ndavyah Williams who was run over by a car on June 29.

Friends and family members of the camp’s teachers and children also raised just over $1,000 which will go towards Private Williams’s expenses.

Private Williams’s brother, Kahraem Williams, attended the unveiling at the Girl Guides headquarters in Pembroke on Tuesday.

Ethel Liverpool, who teaches at the camp with art teacher Irma Nisbett, said: “Our goal was to raise $800.

“The children are happy because they know their work has made Private Williams happy.”

Ms Liverpool added: “I spoke to his mother, Linnell, and she said that what the children have done is very touching.”

Ms Liverpool added: “We are not finished with this. All of the children in the camp are from Paget Primary School and when we go back to school in September, we will meet once a week to send him a message to keep him motivated.

“We are his cheerleaders now.”

Private Williams, who joined the RBR in June last year, suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a car that sped through a Covid-19 curfew checkpoint on South Road, Devonshire.

The father of one is still being treated in hospital in the United States.

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Published Aug 8, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 8, 2020 at 8:09 am)

Injured soldier buoyed by student cheerleaders

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