$100,000 handed over towards overseas operation
Three-year-old Jada Gravesande of Mahaica, East Coast, Demerara, who is fighting for her life in a Trinidad hospital on Tuesday last received $100,000 compliments of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and friends.
President of the Club, Keith Foster handed over the cheque to Gravesande’s grandfather Clarence Gravesande.
Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Hilbert Foster, who spearheaded the exercise, stated that last week, the elder Gravesande, an old friend of his visited the Club office and made a request for his ill granddaughter.
The CEO contacted members of the club, staff of the schools in the Rose Hall Town area and some businessmen and within a week was able to raise the $100,000. The long serving Secretary/CEO stated that as Guyana’s leading Youth & Sports Club, they are aware of
their responsibility to children and it was a pleasure to assist child to get better.
Foster disclosed that so far this year the Club had raised $250,000 for a child from Bath, West Coast, Berbice, while it is currently assisting another child from Rose Hall Town to get $1M for a heart operation in Trinidad & Tobago.
Foster expressed gratitude to the cricket teams of the Club and the staff of Port Mourant Secondary, Corentyne Comprehensive High, Lower Corentyne Secondary, Rose Hall Town Primary, Rose Hall Town Nursery, Belvedere Nursery and Port Mourant Primary for their contributions.
Clarence Gravesande expressed gratitude to the Club and its cricket teams for the donation and stated that the Club was a Blessed one which strongly believes in giving back to society. He extended best wishes for a bright future while expressing thanks to everyone for their contributions towards Jada’s recovery.
President of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Keith Foster stated they strongly believes that the more you give, the more you would receive and issued a challenge to all clubs and sports organisations in Guyana to learn about the art of giving back to society especially the less fortunate. Foster, who is also the President of the Berbice Cricket Board, said that the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club was successful because they put the welfare of others before themselves and receives Blessings from the God they serve and have Faith in Him.
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