Digicel, St Lucia’s bigger better network, has again demonstrated it support and strong commitment towards championing the cause of the underprivileged and less fortunate in society.
The telecommunications provider and mobile leader registered that support both in terms of cash and in-kind at a recent charity fundraiser dubbed “Ladies in Hats”.
Held under the distinguished patronage of St. Lucia’s Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, the fundraiser organized as a tea party by popular media personality and broadcaster Sharon Williams, saw two well established institutions known for advocating the rights of women at risks i.e. the Upton Gardens Girls Centre and the Women’s Support Centre, each receiving monitory donations of $1,000. from Digicel.
Marketing Manager Kerchelle Jn Charles said: “Digicel is pleased to have lent support to such a worthwhile venture, one that seeks to strengthen the role of women in society.”
Jn Charles added: “As a family-oriented company, with an extensive female client base, Digicel is heartened and delighted to contribute to initiatives of that nature, as more and more women serve as family heads and breadwinners.”
Programmes likes these, she said, empowers women and ultimately reinforces the work of Digicel in building wholesome families which is a core element of Digicel’s community support.
Director of the Upton Gardens Girls Centre Prisca St. Paul expressed her personal joy and appreciation for the support, saying it would greatly assist the Centre in broadening it outreach, thereby lending support to even more young and disadvantaged girls and ladies in society.
The Women’s Support Centre over the years has built a strong reputation of providing temporary housing to women and their children who are victims of domestic abuse.