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PRESS RELEASE – LIME has renewed its partnership with the National Community Foundation (NCF) and Club GAR as they get ready to host two of the biggest not-for-profit events, on May 31, 2015.
Once again, LIME is the official telecommunications sponsor of both events, contributing cash along with telecoms service and other forms of support to help make the events successful.
Walk 4 a Cause is an annual charitable event put on by Club GAR to benefit the youth. This year’s cause is the World Pediatric Project (WPP), a charitable cause that provides critical health care to children who would not otherwise be able to afford or access it.
From the initiation of the partnership with the Ministry of Health in 2002, WPP has performed 376 evaluations of needy St. Lucians and has performed 19 life changing surgical interventions.
With LIME’s support, Walk 4 a Cause 2014 raised $15,000.00 for the Cadet Corps and received great support from the general public who supported the fund raising raffle and the walk with over 450 walkers over the 4 mile route. This year Club GAR has set itself a minimum target of $25,000.00 to be raised and fully donated to WPP.
The Walk will start at 6:30am on May 31st at the Vigie roundabout and end at Bois d’Orange. The entry fee for the Walk is $20.00 per person with special rates for groups of 10 or more persons. This years raffle prizes include a carnival costume and an Alcatel phone from LIME.
Later in the day, the National Telethon (supported by LIME since its inception in 2003) will be hosted at Spinners, Union, from 1pm – 6pm. With the provision of full telecoms infrastructure including free high-speed broadband service, landlines and telephones, mobile communications and DIA, LIME is making it possible for the NCF to raise funds in a number of ways.
Members of the public wishing to pledge will be able to do so by calling 4503449, or texting the word ‘GIVE’ to 4405, 4420 or 4450; to donate $5, $20 or $50 respectively. The event will also be available for live viewing on LIME TV Channels 35 and 37. The NCF uses the event to raise funds to assist with educational and medical programs, youth at risk and the care of the elderly. Over the years it has also supported the St Lucia Blind Welfare Association and the Dunnotar School, and other local NGOs.
“It’s a blessing to know that there are organisations like the NCF and Club GAR who are giving back and assisting in the way that they do. We receive so many requests for help daily, but we can’t meet the needs of everyone individually. Having these not-for-profit fun raising initiatives ensures that we can assist the masses through these structured and trust worthy organisations,” says LIME Marketing & Communications Executive, Sharlene Jn. Baptiste. “We have consistently partnered with and donated to the NCF and we will continue to do so. We also look forward to a lasting relationship with Walk 4 a Cause.”
LIME will also set up a ‘celebrity team’ comprising of some of the company’s top management executives who will each dedicate one hour of their time to receive pledges from the public on behalf of the NCF. Last year this was done quite successfully and proved to be a great help to the NCF.