Rotary gives back

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Members of the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown recently brought Christmas cheer, in the form of gifts, to children in the Social Services Department at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC).
The toys were collected during a drive held on December 8th when the club hosted its biggest fundraiser for the year – the Annual Signature Fundraiser Fete, from which all of the net amount raised is used to execute projects for the benefit of the community – more specifically the most vulnerable.
President of the non-profit organisation Jonah Ormond said that this year’s event was hosted under the tagline “The gift that keeps on giving”, and in addition to purchasing a ticket, patrons were asked to bring a gift for a needy child and they would have the chance to win a special prize.
“We gave and gave that night. The children received the gifts last week and we are opened to making any sort of contribution that will benefit children every year, once a viable project comes up,” Ormond said.
Koren Norton, who accepted the gifts on behalf of the MSJMC Social Services Unit, likewise expressed her gratitude on behalf of the department.
“Perfect timing,” she said, while noting that the department recently had an event where they were unable to accommodate all the children that were identified.
The gifts collected will be presented to children through the Social Services Department before Christmas Day, which will be celebrated on Tuesday.

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