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Bob and Beverley Sellar Visit the Philippines

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Bob and Beverley Sellar Visit the Philippines

By: Gail Espinas (Coordinator)

A day before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2014, Mr. Bob and Mrs. Beverley Sellar arrived in Manila, from the USA.  For those who do not know them, Bob and Beverley live in Pleasanton, California USA, and are close friends of our dear ABC Foundation Chairman Mr. Lew Edwards. For many years they have also been generous ABC Foundation sponsors.

Beverley and Bob Sellar.

The Sellars are known for being generous, kindhearted, compassionate and humble. Just two days after their arrival, I had the privilege of personally meeting them.  I had heard about the couple’s great deeds and big-heartedness and I was more than happy to finally get to know them.

Mr. Lew Edwards and Bob Sellar assisting the kitchen staff at St. Dominic Academy for the Feeding Program last February 18, 2014.

Bob and Beverley last visited the Philippines two years ago. They are well-known for their active involvement in providing Feeding Programs for two schools where ABC Foundation has Night High Scholars – St. Dominic Academy in Pulilan, and Siena College of San Jose at San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

Along with Chairman Lew Edwards and other friends and sponsors, Bob and Beverly visited St. Dominic Academy and Siena College of San Jose last February 18, and February 20, respectively.

Beverley Sellar bonding with NHS Scholars Feeding Program at St. Dominic Academy taken last February 18, 2014.
Mr. Lew Edwards, Pete Bautista, Bob and Beverley Sellar with the NHS Scholars taken last February 20, 2014 at Siena College of San Juan Del Monte.
Bob and Beverley Sellar with Mr. Lew Edwards talking to a NHS Scholars during Feeding Program at Siena College of San Jose del Monte taken last February 20, 2014.

The Night High Scholars loved and appreciate them so much that most of them took pictures and gave the couple  thank you cards to show their deep gratitude.

Before coming to the country, Beverley Sellar and her grandchildren made friendship bracelets for the NHS scholars, which they distributed during their school visits. The scholars were very happy to receive the bracelets, touched by Beverly’s and her grandchildren’s thoughtfulness.

Beverley Sellar giving away the friendship bracelet she and her grandchildren made from US.

Aside from the 2 Feeding Programs, Bob and Beverley are also sponsoring 6 4th year Night High scholars at St. Dominic Academy whom they visited personally, and 3 College Scholars who are studying in Manila, 2 of whom they treated to a Corregidor Tour.

Bob and Beverley with their Night High scholars at St. Dominic Academy, Pulilan, Bulacan.
Lew Edwards, Bob and Beverley Sellar together with their 2 College Scholars Beryll Opinaldo and Kathrine Malicdem taken at the museum in Corregidor Island.
Berryl Opinaldo and Kathrine Malicdem with Beverley Sellar on their way to Corregidor.

During their visit, Bob and Beverley attended some ABC Foundation events, such as the Night High School Scholars’ Assembly on February 19, and the Gabi ng Pasasalamat (Night of Thanksgiving) on February 21, both held at Siena College, Taytay, Rizal.

Bob and Beverley Sellar as judges for the choir competition at the 6th Night High School Scholar’s Assembly in Siena College Taytay, Rizal last February 19, 2014.
Bob and Beverley Sellar as special guest at the Gabi ng Pasasalamat in Siena College Taytay, Rizal last February 21, 2014.

Though short, Bob and Beverley’s visit to the Philippines was very fruitful. They are wonderful   examples what it means to be “givers.” They have given their time, love and support to all of our Night High scholars, and for that we salute the goodness of their hearts.

As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.

Thank you, Bob and Bev for being a big blessing, and for touching the lives of our dear scholars. We can’t wait for your return. Cheers!

Bob and Beverley Sellar at the Sun Cruises in Manila Bay.