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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – At the recently held closing ceremony for Club GAR’s annual “Walk 4 A Cause”, the recipient of this year’s fundraiser, the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA), was presented with a cheque in the amount of $93,300 which was the largest donation given to any charity from a private entity in St. Lucia to date.
Club GAR is proud to announce that Massy Stores, in an effort to give back to the community and support Walk 4 A Cause, has donated $6,700.00 which brings the total contribution to $100,000!
An updated cheque presentation to the SLBWA was held on Thursday 2nd August, 2018 at the Massy headquarters in Choc Bay. Sariah Best-Joseph of Massy stated, “We recognise there is a major role for the private sector to use their financial resources to assist with the overall development of our country … and if we come together, there are many beautiful things we can achieve.”
Echoing this sentiment was Club GAR Executive Member, Anthony Bristol who commended Massy Stores management team for coming on board even after the hype of the Walk was over. He also made a plea for St. Lucia’s business sector to plan ahead and maximise their corporate social responsibility.
For the past five (5) years Walk 4 A Cause has been designed to raise funds and awareness for local charities and national social programs, and this year’s walk was themed Walk 4 Sight. Club GAR along with the Massy Group and all its partners and sponsors fully support the SLBWA and its activities – from the life changing surgeries and treatments, to the education and social support that this charity provides not only for persons who are visually impaired and for those with multiple disabilities, but to the entire population.
Club GAR wishes to once again recognise all corporate partners, sponsors, participants and volunteers for their part in setting this milestone.