Monday 28 September, 2020

Sagicor Life donates to Manchester-based charity for the homeless

 Wendy Freckleton (left), Chairman, Candle in the Dark, accepts a cheque valued at $50,000 from Dale Greaves-Smith, Branch Manager, Sagicor Life Jamaica, Mandeville, during an awards ceremony by the branch on March 12 at the Moreland Estate Clubhouse in Manchester.

Wendy Freckleton (left), Chairman, Candle in the Dark, accepts a cheque valued at $50,000 from Dale Greaves-Smith, Branch Manager, Sagicor Life Jamaica, Mandeville, during an awards ceremony by the branch on March 12 at the Moreland Estate Clubhouse in Manchester.

Candle in the Dark, a Manchester-based charity that provides for the homeless and mentally-challenged, received financial support from Sagicor Life Jamaica during an awards ceremony by the company’s Mandeville branch recently.

The Mandeville branch handed over a cheque valued at $50,000 to the charity at the ceremony, held the Moreland Estate Clubhouse in the parish, while the Sagicor Life Field Managers’ Association, which represents managers in the individual life division of the company, committed an additional $200,000.

Dale Greaves-Smith, Branch Manager, Sagicor Life, Mandeville, said the donation represents a commitment by the branch to support the work of Candle in the Dark in the community.

“We noticed that they were making a lot of difference in helping the displaced persons in Mandeville by providing them with a place to stay, food and other amenities and we could see that there were less persons on the street because of the work they have been doing. As a branch we committed to always giving back to this charity, but I am overjoyed now that the Field Managers Association has also come on board to give support to such an important cause,” she said.

Wendy Freckleton, Chairman, Candle in the Dark, expressed gratitude for the contribution, noting that through the support from corporate society and non-governmental organizations, they have been able to expand their physical infrastructure and capacity to care for the homeless.

“We thank you for your contribution. I have had a strong relationship with Sagicor and I am happy that you have given your support at this time, as it will make a big difference,” she said.

The awards ceremony recognized outstanding financial advisors and administrators from the Mandeville branch, for their performance last year. Virie McDaniel, Senior Life Underwriter, was awarded as Advisor of the Year, during the ceremony.

The annual awards ceremony also recognized financial advisors who qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a global, independent association of life insurance and financial services professionals; as well as qualifiers to the Century Club, advisors who completed over 100 cases during the year.

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