Friday 5 June, 2020

Westwood old girls embark on fundraising lapathon to rebuild school

Burnt out sections of Westwood High School after a fire in 2017.

Burnt out sections of Westwood High School after a fire in 2017.

Past students of the prestigious Westwood High School in Trelawny will be embarking on a 5K Wellness and Fundraising Lapathon as part of continued efforts to rebuild the all-girls institution after a devastating fire in 2017 which gutted sections of the school.

The lapathon will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 6 am at the Emancipation Park in Kingston. It will feature g free health checks provided by the National Health Fund.

Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, will provide remarks and will be accompanied by his ‘Jamaica Moves’ team to lead exercise sessions for participants.

The initiative is being hosted by the Westwood Old Girls Association (WOGA) who are excited to give back to their alma mater.

A significant feature of the school is retaining the tradition of wearing the ‘Jippy Joppa’ straw hat.

to WOGA President, Doreen DietrichWe need all to come out and support this worthy cause. Not just past students but all members of the public are invited to share in this healthy experience! As a bonus, the top three finishers will be receiving prizes, along with a few surprises as well!”

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