Having fun for charity

Xhosa Barbados is proving that it is more than just a Kadooment band.

Last weekend, Xhosa Care extended its outreach to engage the community in a fun team challenge as they gear up for the summer and, more importantly, Crop Over.

Team Xhosa

They capitalized on the carnival excitement, which is just now wrapping up, to introduce a new initiative, the Xhosa Crews treasure hunt.

And they did it all for charity.

Registered teams, armed with clues, took part in an island-wide Treasure Hunt Adventure, on and off the beaten track, in search of prizes.

Caesars Army was well represented at the treasure hunt.

In true Xhosa spirit, ‘We don’t Pose, We Party’ with our crew, it was a fun-filled day of friendly, competitive camaraderie, with a quest by each team to win big for their favourite charity.

The Treasure Hunt began at 8:30 a.m and ended with a Crews’ Lime and Prize Giving Ceremony from 2 p.m at the Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas.

One of the crews relaxing after the treasure hunt.

With a mission to revolutionize the Crop Over Festival, two years later, Xhosa Barbados has not failed to deliver.

Using their brand to raise awareness of Barbados’ heritage, an appreciation for the island’s culture and creative talent as well as funds for social causes, the group has sought to redefine Crop Over’s impact on the general society.

The winning team Five-O collecting their cheque for their charity Kiwanis Club of Barbados.

In their inaugural year, Xhosa Barbados supported the Diabetes Association of Barbados. Last year, the Precious Touch Foundation’s Make a Wish programme was the beneficiary. It also launched a section with a Barbadian designer, showcasing home-grown talent.

Here’s a look at some scenes from the fun-filled treasure hunt.

Zhane Padmore collecting the participation award on the behalf of her crew.

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