Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Shortwood Road taxi operator puts on another back-to-school treat

Some 100 students of Shortwood Road and Grants Pen in St Andrew by taxi operator Twinlock Williams just ahead of the new school year.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Williams has put on the treat.

According to Williams, the event was well supported, despite a downpour of rain.

Children were given school supplies of exercise books, crayons, pencils, pens, pencil holders and folders.

They were also treated to fun activities such as bounce-about, merry-go-round trampoline and got the opportunity to win prizes, including money provided by selector Harry Hype, who played the latest dance songs, for age-group dance contests.

Treats such as ice cream, pizza, popcorn, snow cone, cheese trix and a meal were provided throughout the day.

Williams said he got help from a relative living overseas, who shipped some of the school supplies, which were cleared by the Diana L. Walters Charity Foundation.

He believed the effort was appreciated but called for support to do even more for the community.

“The work I put in was worth it. The kids are having fun and that’s the greatest thing. Is dem mi do it for. From they are happy, we are happy, although we need sponsorship. If we can get more help, we can help more kids. We would really like somebody to see the initiative and assist,” Williams said.

Check out the photo gallery for more photos by Marlon Reid.

Shortwood Road back-to-school treat

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