Special gift

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Special Olympics National Director, Victor Chapman, displays the cheque with Lisa Carter (left) and Marquest Clarke-Griffith of Chefette.

More than 800 individuals enrolled in Special Olympics Barbados will benefit from Chefette’s generosity for its sports, social outreach, health and wellness programmes.

This is as a result of Chefette Restaurants, the largest restaurant chain in Barbados, continued support of the efforts of the Special Olympics through its donation-box programme which first began in 2001. Contributions to the donation box programme are made by customers and staff members.

Victor Chapman, National Director of Special Olympics was recently presented with a cheque for $7,500 at Chefette’s corporate office.

He said: “Special Olympics Barbados is greatly appreciative of the continuing support Chefette has generously given to the organisation over the years. It is because of this kind of commitment from Chefette and its many customers, who make their donations at your restaurants across the nation, that we are able to provide programmes that enrich the lives of intellectually challenged youths and adults.

“For 35 years, Special Olympics Barbados has worked to empower these courageous athletes, striving for their acceptance and inclusion in the larger society. Your donation helps make possible the continuation of these activities.”

Speaking on behalf of Chefette Restaurants Ltd., Advertising Manager Lisa Carter expressed thanks to Chefette’s many customers for their contributions to the Donation Box Programme.

She explained that the funds from this programme along with contributions from Chefette’s corporate office are being used to financially assist a number of charitable organisations which are engaged in various important and meaningful social programmes across Barbados.

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