J'cans abroad remember Marigold Child Care centre

For every ray of sunshine, a blade of grass grows.

The children at the Marigold Child Care Centre, on Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston were beaming Tuesday morning as a group of concerned individuals came calling with gifts.

For the past two years, a young British Airways customer service agent, Jamaican-born Gary Williams and a group of young Jamaican professionals residing in New York, have hosted fundraising events in New York, the entire proceeds from which go to charities in Jamaica.

'When I visited the centre and saw the plight of the children here I was grieved, especially when you consider their ages... most of them are under 10 years old. When you think of these smaller kids, you think love, care, affection and food, especially important in the tender formative years,' Mr. Williams said.

The Marigold Child Care Centre houses about 40 needy children under the age of 11 years. The US$7,035 contribution will assist the Centre in providing food and clothing for kids, such as Patrick whose face is severely burnt, cute Aquaraha, eight-month-old Moses Miller and handicapped children.

The major sponsors of this year's fundraising event were SuperClubs, Sandals Resort, Air Jamaica and BWIA.

Alpha Boy's Home also received US$1,500 from the group last year.



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