Monday 24 September, 2018

Shaggy to be inducted into CVSS Hall of Fame next week

International recording star Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell is to be inducted next Thursday, December 8, into the Council of Voluntary Social Services Hall of Fame for 10 years of outstanding voluntary support to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital.

A member of the Hall of Fame is selected every two years for dedicated and significant contribution to national development through volunteerism.

This year, Shaggy presented a cheque for $55 million to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, representing proceeds from the 2016 fundraiser Shaggy & Friends Concert.

Since its inception in 2009, the concert has raised more than $255 million to acquire 450 pieces of medical equipment to treat over 77,000 children each year.

The induction will take place at the 3rd staging of the CVSS Hall of Fame & Volunteer Awards on Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, at which Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be guest speaker. 

The event will be held under the theme ‘Volunteerism as a Catalyst for National Development’.

The CVSS Hall of Fame & Volunteer Awards Banquet celebrates and honours volunteers that continue to support and improve social development by giving of their self and time. 

The awards are presented to individuals and organisations that are exceptional in their achievements, and demonstrate strong leadership qualities and a commitment to serve in Jamaica’s nation building.

Winners for this year’s awards include:  Alethia Peart – Outstanding Volunteer of the Year; Neville Charlton - Young Leader; Wisynco Group – Private Sector Volunteer of the Year; Nadine Grant-Brown, Public Sector Volunteer of the Year; Digicel Foundation, Non-Profit Organisation; and Jamaica 4-H Clubs, CVSS Member Agency of the Year.

“The CVSS’ Volunteer Awards and Hall of Fame is a reflection of the extraordinary contribution of the volunteers who work so tirelessly in support of their respective charities and organisations. We are especially happy to be honouring Shaggy, who by his philanthropic work, have made a difference in the lives of our nation’s children,” said Saffrey Brown, Chair of the CVSS’s Volunteer Awards & Hall of Fame.