Sunday 8 December, 2019

Guardian gives millions to those in need

 Father Rodel D Tabanao (center) accepts a cheque of $500,00.00 from President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin (left) on behalf of the missionaries for the poor, with brothers Roger L Loremia (second left), James Kulluand and Father Lawrence L. Mendoza (right).

Father Rodel D Tabanao (center) accepts a cheque of $500,00.00 from President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin (left) on behalf of the missionaries for the poor, with brothers Roger L Loremia (second left), James Kulluand and Father Lawrence L. Mendoza (right).

As part of their initiative to assist the most vulnerable in our society and to exist as a beacon of hope for health care institutions, the Guardian Group Foundation and Guardian Life Limited announced on Tuesday, a cumulative donation of $2,546,905.01 to the Kingston Public Hospital, Missionaries of the Poor, Professional Development Institute & Girls Town and Jamaica National Children’s Home.

For the past five years, the Guardian Group Foundation and Guardian Life Limited have hosted their annual ‘Keep It Alive 5K Night Run’ in Kingston and Montego Bay where the proceeds were raised for four major hospitals: University Hospital of the West Indies, St. Ann’s Bay, Cornwall and Mandeville regional hospitals. However, this year the Guardian Group Foundation responded to a special request by the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) to add that institution to the list of beneficiaries.

So, the organisations agreed that KPH would receive 100 per cent of the amount registered by the staff in the name of the institution.

“We are pleased to announce that the KPH raised a total of  $368,050; however, we have added to that amount and today we are here to hand over a total of $1,046,905.01,” said Eric Hosin, President of Guardian Life Limited. 

President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin presents a cheque of $1,046,905.01 to Senior Medical Officer of KPH Dr Wendy Gardener.

Acting Senior Medical Officer of KPH, Dr Wendy Gardener expressed gratitude for the donation and admitted that participating in the Run was good fun for a worthy cause.

 “There are persons from all walks of life that benefit from the services at KPH. Unfortunately, the Government cannot take care of all the health needs in our society. We are, therefore, very pleased to partner with KPH to give service to our nation,” said Hosin.

In recent months, a number of places of safety have been damaged by fire. Among them: Missionaries of the Poor, which lost its Good Shepherd Home, and the Jamaica National Children’s Home, located in the Papine area, where its main housing area suffered damage. Responding to the reports, The Guardian Life staff undertook two main fundraising initiatives from which they raised $500,000 towards each of the two restoration initiatives.

“One of the things we push among our staff is giving back. The three entities benefitting from our initiatives are worthy entities that have been doing unbelievable work in trying to build and uplift our society,” stated Hosin.

The Professional Development Institute and Girls Town, located on Maxfield Avenue, which targets young women who are not able to complete their secondary level of education, also received $500,000 towards their development programmes.

 

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