Monday 21 October, 2019

Digicel 5k continues to make a difference for special needs community

Digicel 5k beneficiaries pose with Digicel representatives - including chairman Denis O'Brien - and their symbolic cheques at a handover ceremony at the Digicel headquarters on Monday.

Digicel 5k beneficiaries pose with Digicel representatives - including chairman Denis O'Brien - and their symbolic cheques at a handover ceremony at the Digicel headquarters on Monday.

The just-concluded eighth annual Digicel 5K builds on Digicel Foundation's ongoing support of the special needs community, to which it has provided donations in cash and kind, infrastructural support, help with fundraising activities and more.

On Monday, the Foundation handed over cheques of $2.5 million each to five special needs institutions, raised from the entry fees of the over 10,000 participants in the 2019 Digicel 5K for Special Needs, which took place on Saturday on the streets of downtown Kingston. The funds add to the nearly $50 million already raised from the event since its inception. 

At the handover ceremony, Digicel Chairman Denis O'Brien told Loop News that the special needs sector "is dear to all our hearts here at Digicel.

"It's the professionalism of these organisations that attracted us to them, and the work that they do on a daily basis with people of special needs, particularly children... We are proud to be associated with such wonderful organisations," O'Brien said.

Watch the video edited by Ramon Lindsay below.

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