Monday 19 November, 2018

Glen Christian among 4 to be honoured at CCRP’s Living Legacy Awards

Glen Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med and renowned philanthropist.

Glen Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med and renowned philanthropist.

Four persons who have made significant contributions to nation-building will be honoured at a Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) Living Legacy Awards luncheon on Friday, September 28 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies Campus. 

This year’s distinguished recipients are: Glen Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med and renowned philanthropist; Joy Crooks, Founder of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI); Dr Owen James -  family physician and philanthropist; and Jean Small – educator, author and theatre practitioner.

One of the recipients, Glen Christian, commented: “I am grateful for this recognition by the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons.  I look forward to sharing with my fellow awardees this honour of receiving the CCRP Living Legacy Award on September 28.”

In keeping with CCRP's mission to honour the legacy of Jamaica's seniors, the CCRP Living Legacy Award was launched in 2012 with a special Jamaica 50 event. That event paid tribute to the nation’s current Governor-General and two retired Governors-General Sir Patrick Allen; the late Sir Howard Cooke; and Professor Sir Kenneth Hall.

Since then over 100 Jamaicans have received the award, with their Citations outlining their lasting contributions to the nation. Living Legacy Award recipients should be 55 years old or over, and should have served beyond the call of duty.

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