BT and friends touch Crab Hill family

The Barbados TODAY Touch Programme was taken yesterday to St Lucy where four Crab Hill children, Kellisha, Ellisha, Kelliston and Elliston Greaves, were the recipients of four boxes of treats, compliments of the staff at Going Places Travel and Amaze Inc.

Five-year-old Ellisha Greaves smiling from ear to ear during the presentation.
Five-year-old Ellisha Greaves smiling from ear to ear during the presentation.
Ellisha, Kellisha, Elliston and Kelliston Greaves and grandmother Althea Hinds posing with BT’s Account Executives Omisa Hobbs and Tamesha Doughty.
Ellisha, Kellisha, Elliston and Kelliston Greaves and grandmother Althea Hinds posing with BT’s Account Executives Omisa Hobbs and Tamesha Doughty.

The Selah Primary School students have been in the permanent care of their grandmother Althea Hinds since the loss of their mother Cally-Ann Gill under tragic circumstances last December.

When asked how she and the children were coping, Hinds said they were doing well. In fact the children “have improved in their studies”.

“The only thing I didn’t do when their mother was alive was to send them to Selah Primary on mornings. So I am coping just as I did then; and with the help of their uncle David and aunt Maline, they have a very strong support system,” Hinds said.

The Greaves children posing while their grandmother Althea Hinds and uncle David hold their gifts.
The Greaves children posing while their grandmother Althea Hinds and uncle David hold their gifts.

The grandmum indicated that on Sundays she brings two other siblings, a six-month-old baby and an 11-year-old boy, to her home where they get to spend quality time with the
other four.

“The challenging part about the Sunday visits is returning the other two children to their respective homes, because a lot of tears are involved; but the great thing is the children feel very united once they are here,” she said.

Hinds thanked Barbados TODAY and its corporate partners for the contributions.

“So far, corporate Barbados has been very helpful to us; and, as I always say, every little bit counts, and with contentment is great gain,” she added.

With her hands tucked neatly around her grandchildren, Hinds stressed: “Once the Lord opens my eyes every day, I will try my best for them.”

3 Responses to BT and friends touch Crab Hill family

  1. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson April 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

    This is a great start! The Robinson Smiles and Hope, Inc.has adopted this family and will be providing help to the children throughout adulthood. It is a massive undertaking, however, we are up for the challenge. Thank you Ms. Hinds for allowing us to be a part of your village. http://www.robinsonsmiles.org

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  2. Michelle April 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Well done Barbados Today Touch Programme…..we have to look out for each other

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  3. Brewster April 8, 2016 at 2:59 am

    So nice to hear! Prayers and blessings to their grandmother, uncle and family who are trying to keep the children together inspite of this trajedy. Good job Touch programme!

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