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Row For Charity raises $40 000

ABOUT $40 000 was raised in the 18th annual Row For Charity competition yesterday at Harbour Lights, Bay Street, St Michael.

The competition, organised by Variety, The Children’s Charity, attracted 30 teams, all sponsored by businesses.The iMart Pharmacy team emerged champions.

President Jacqui McDermott said she was thankful for the usual support as the proceeds would be going to assist underprivileged and needy children.

Great fun

“To us, it’s a great fun event. It has to be a win for everybody and we find that bringing people together in a friendly competitive spirit always works. We get corporate Barbados involved, we get groups of friends involved; it’s just a really fun way to do something for others but enjoy yourself at the same time,” McDermott said.

Organiser and founder of the event, Gotzone Foster, said they added swimming this year, which was well received, and they would be looking to develop it further in the coming years.

“It continues to be the Row For Charity but today we introduced for the first time swimming. We began at 8 a.m. We had swim teams doing tag teams through Carlisle Bay. It was really beautiful because there were a lot of children involved so it was children helping children.” (DB)

Via [nationnews.com]


Car Enthusiasts Donate to Charity

Variety – The Children’s Charity of Barbados received some timely support from the Barbados Classic Car Enthusiasts (BCCE) Friday to help them celebrate the special needs children.

Secretary treasurer of BCCE, George Ullyett, presented a $3 000 cheque to executive director for Variety – The Children’s Charity, Donnah Russell, at Courtesy Garage. Ullyett said it was through the sponsorship of Courtesy Garage and Sagicor that the group was able to make enough to offer the donation
to the charity.

Russell said the charity saw it as a partnership and more than a cheque. “This is not just a cheque presentation because the Barbados Classic Car Enthusiasts work with us to give children experiences as well, and without them these children would not be able to experience the classic cars and that environment. They make a whole outing of it and we bring the children, they feed them, the children get to see the cars and have that social interaction that they would not normally have. “We are really happy and we now see them as partners as they don’t only give us money, they give us support – and that is the kind of partnership that we like.”

Russell said that the money will go towards rewarding the special needs children who sat the Barbados
Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, familiarly known as the Common Entrance Examination or 11-plus.


BCCE supporting Variety – The Children’s Charity

THE Children’s Charity of Barbados, received some timely support from the Barbados Classic Car Enthusiasts (BCCE) yesterday to help them celebrate the Special Needs Children. Secretary Treasurer of BCCE George Ullyett presented a $3000 cheque to Executive Director for Variety the Children’s Charity, Donnah Russell at Courtesy Garage.

Ullyett mentioned that it was through the sponsorship of Courtesy Garage and Sagicor that they were able to make enough to offer the donation to the charity.

Russell said that they see it as a partnership and more than a cheque. “This is not just a cheque presentation because the Barbados Classic Car Enthusiasts work with us to give children experiences as well and without them these children would not be able to experience the classic cars and that environment. They make a whole outing of it and we bring the children, they feed them, the children get to see the cars and have that social interaction that they would not normally have.”

“We are really happy and we see now them as partners as they don’t only give us money they give us support and that is the kind of partnership that we like.” Russell mentioned that the money will go towards awarding the special needs children who sat the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, familiarly known as the Common Entrance Examination or 11 plus.

“They are some special needs children that we want to recognise. Children that have done the 11 plus against all odds and we want to recognise them…. these children that are challenged it is a big deal for them even to set the ‘11plus’ so we want to reward them and encourage them.”

Via [barbadosadvocate.com]


Crowdfunding: Contribute to Rasonte’s life-saving equipment

Rasonté was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease just past her first birthday. Before her first appointment at the Sickle Cell Clinic, she fell sick and eventually had to have bilateral below knee amputation and later, bilateral below elbow amputation.

In 2005, after a fundraiser, she was fitted with new below knee prosthesis and her first myoelectric below elbow prosthesis at a clinic in Houston, Texas, USA. Like most children, Rasonté has her growth spurts. This means that prosthetics bought and fitted have to be changed every two years or so. This is very expensive as just one prosthetic can cost over US$10,000.


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