Legacy loving neighbours
Love thy neighbour is the central theme for Legacy Foundation during the month of love in its efforts to positively impact lives and circumstances in Barbados.
This month alone, three donations totalling $74,000 were made by Legacy Foundation, Registered Charity No.978 — and an initiative of the members of Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited. Beneficiaries included Cancer Support Services, Rotary Club South’s Inclusive Play Project and Ellerton Primary School’s Special Unit.
Chairman of Legacy’s Board of Trustees and Vice Chair of the Board of BPWCCUL, Dr. Sandra Reece, said she was delighted at being able to start the year on this note.
“These are truly deserving groups who perform very noble and charitable work daily,” Reece said. “Their efforts to change and transform lives for the better must be supported if we want to call ourselves a progressive nation and Legacy intends to live up to its mandate in this regard.”
President of Rotary Club South, Sonya Alleyne, said she was happy for the support, adding: “We are pleased to welcome BPWCCUL, through its Legacy Foundation, to the Rotary family and honoured to be among the first recipients of this significant contribution. We are delighted that they selected this worthwhile project as a continuing demonstration of their commitment to the development of our society. ”
Veteran teacher at Ellerton’s Special Unit, Heather Wiggins and Principal Donna Allman said they were very touched on receiving news of the assistance.
Allman said: “The staff and pupils of the Ellerton Primary School and Special Unit wish to express their sincere thanks to the Legacy Foundation. We greatly appreciate the donation of materials and funding for our school projects. The funding will be of great benefit to those students who need the additional assistive care and we look forward to partnering with Legacy Foundation in the future.”
On behalf of Cancer Support Services, Janette Lynton said: “[We are] extremely grateful to Legacy Foundation for their donation, which will greatly assist us in upgrading our services in the office and by extension to the clients we serve.
“We trust that this will be the beginning of a relationship between Legacy Foundation and Cancer Support Services and we wish the Legacy Foundation all of God’s blessings as they try to assist persons like ourselves.”
Legacy Foundation will continue its outreach efforts throughout the year.