One happy giver

Halls Road businesswoman gives out 100 hampers

For the past seven years Angela Eversley has been playing the role of Santa Claus in her community, and this Christmas is no different.

Today, the 53-year-old owner of De Rum Shop Bar distributed several Christmas hampers to the less fortunate in her area. 

From left, Chalise Farrell receiving her Christmas hamper from owner of “ De Rum Shop Bar” Angela Eversley.

“ It is Christmas time and everybody needs to be happy, so I try my best to see that everybody is happy when the year comes,” she told Barbados TODAY.

“When I was growing up Christmas was a tough time for me so I tell myself as I get older I must try to make people happy and myself happy,” Eversley added.

However, this year she only managed to complete 100 hampers, compared to 175 last year.

“This year was a little tough so I just did 100 and all the hampers are gone and they are still a few people who I need to give a couple more to, so I’ll try my best to do about ten more before the day out.”

Eversley, who operates at Halls Road, St Michael, told Barbados TODAY her generous deeds would continue right up to Christmas day.

“Christmas day I’m open from five o’clock and I’m cooking all kinds of food.

“ I put the warmers there and anybody who passes by can stop and have a meal, but I invite people to come and sit down and enjoy themselves . . . there is no fee,” she said.

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