The TOXIK Nation Carnival Band has created history by becoming the first carnival organisation to support the philanthropic work of the National Community Foundation (NCF) with a donation of EC$1,000 to the organisation.
The cheque presentation was made during the NCF’s 10th National Telethon on Sunday, May 26,2013.
TOXIK Nation’s Press and Marketing Manager Shannon Lebourne, in presenting the cheque, explained that the carnival band is very pleased to pledge funds to the National Community Foundation as part of its social responsibility.
“TOXIK Nation carnival band is more than just panty and bra, we see ourselves as key partners in national develop. In fact, every year we help stimulate millions in economic benefit to the country during the carnival celebrations, but we also guard jealously our responsibility and mandate to help support initiatives that keep the social fabric of Saint Lucia intact, initiatives that keep students in school, keep families together and ensure that the poor and less fortunate access healthcare. This is why as a young organisation we thought it necessary to come to the telethon to pledge our support to the NCF and to wish the organisation continued success,” Lebourne said.
The cheque from the carnival band was received by the Chairman of the NCF Martin Weeks, who thanked TOXIK Nation for its support.
Weeks said: “It is great to see a carnival band coming onboard to support the work of NCF. We are extremely grateful for your donation as every dollar counts and goes a long way. TOXIK Nation is the first carnival band to support NCF and we thank you and wish you all the best for the upcoming carnival.”
The EC$1,000 pledge to the National Community Foundation will be supplemented at the end of Carnival 2013 when the carnival band makes a big donation of food and educational supplies to the Boys Training Centre at Massade in Gros Islet.
This donation will be made in collaboration with the band’s corporate partners, including telecommunications provider LIME, Axcel Finance, WLBL, Brydens and Partners Limited, the Landings Resort, Patty Shack, and many others.
TOXIK Nation is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year.
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