Sandy Lane Trust reaches out to 10 children

Trustee of Sandy Lane Charitable Trust Phillipa Challis (left) in conversation with Dr. Gillian Birchwood and Michelle Vincent, consultant surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust has once again come to the aid of children in need of medical attention.

The Trust recently partnered with international non-profit, humanitarian organization World Pediatric Project and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to assist 10 children with medical needs, in an effort to change their lives.

Speaking at the Sandy Lane Country Club, trustee Phillipa Challis,  explained that the goal of the partnership was to “give medical aid to various different children in Barbados – at home and overseas”.

By teaming up with the World Pediatric Project, a team of consultants, surgeons, nurses, technicians, and other medical staff volunteered their time and resources to assist in the Barbados-based venture.

Phillipa Challis presenting head orderly at the QEH’s Accident and Emergency Department Cyril Taylor and head of the Accident and Emergency Department Chaynie Williams with stretchers

From next week, six children will be undergoing corrective surgery for Scoliosis (a curvature of the spine) at the QEH, while Aaron Gittens-Skinner, Raven Harris, Miracle Harewood and Jordan Mercurius will be sent overseas for their treatments.

Challis stated that through the three-way partnership, the children will be provided “with whatever funding is necessary to ensure the…mission is achieved”.

She said that medical and subsistence sponsorship will be provided to the children and their parents wherever necessary.

“This October, doctors and associates of the World Pediatric Project will be coming to Barbados to evaluate a Cochlear Implant mission,” announced Challis.

“They will explore options and assess operating and programming facilities, with a view to training our own [local] doctors in the procedure.”

The Trust also donated a desperately needed Pediatric Neonatal Cysto-Urethroscope and two custom built Hydraulic Stretchers to the QEH today.(KK)










3 Responses to Sandy Lane Trust reaches out to 10 children

  1. Tony Webster September 20, 2015 at 5:45 am

    May God Bless these folks at S.L.T., many , many times…and mek sure they keep up their Good Works.

    Funny, I doan see them bleating on the media every week about “planning” to do dis and dat….but we all sure notice them actually opening dis, and opening dat, and providing blessings to the unfortunates of this human world. Just so wonderful!

    Reminds me of Curtain Bluff resort, Antigua: they also have a similar trust, and many , many kids from nearby Old Road village, have been helped through university or in medical needs.

    Appreciation and applause?

  2. Cumberbatch Sophia
    Cumberbatch Sophia September 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Continued blessing on you and helping these kids

  3. Michael Turton September 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    This help is truely needed and we thanks The Sandy Lane Children Trust for coming through for these families


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