Friday 24 May, 2019

SOS Children’s Village gets $2 million boost from Sagicor

R Danny Williams, Chairman of the Sagicor Foundation. 

R Danny Williams, Chairman of the Sagicor Foundation. 

Sagicor Foundation has donated $2 million to the non-profit welfare organization, SOS Children’s Village, for much-needed renovation and purchasing of musical equipment, at a handover ceremony in Kingston recently. 

“We understand that homes like SOS Children’s Village face significant challenges in meeting the demands to care for all their wards. I cannot underscore how honoured we are to play our part as good corporate citizens by providing the necessary tools to create a comfortable space and promising vocational skills for our nation’s future generation," said R Danny Williams, Chairman of the Sagicor Foundation. 

The donation came from the 2018 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run; the charity run raised $50 million, which will benefit four organizations including the Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit, St Christopher’s School for the Deaf and the Davina Bennett Foundation. 

“We cannot underscore how grateful we are to play our part as good corporate citizens by providing some of the necessary tools needed to create a comfortable space and promising vocational skills for our nation’s children and future," said Williams. 

The SOS Children’s Village in Kingston received $1 million for renovation and $1 million for the purchase of musical equipment. The musical equipment purchased included: drums, guitars, microphones, mixing console, cables and keyboard. SOS Children’s Village will use their funding for much-needed renovation. 

“It is with great pleasure and sincere gratitude that we thank SAGICOR for coming on board and helping us”, said Nadine Williams, National Director, SOS Children’s Village. “We have a lot of talent in various shape and forms, so this is just the beginning of our plan to look at a holistic child and try to provide opportunities for them to be successful”. 

Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run is an annual event hosted by Sagicor Group. Over the years, the financial services conglomerate has supported dozens of organizations with funding through its run/walk.

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