Pink Ladies give to schools

| 28/01/2011

(CNS): Following a successful Annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar in November last year, the Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps have been able to donate funds back to the Community. In addition to supporting the Pines Retirement Home new building fund and the NCVO Telethon, Pink Ladies are supporting local schools in a number of ways. Pink Ladies have been active supporters of the Lighthouse School for many years. School Principal Carla MacVicar recently received a cheque for CI$5000 from Pink Lady Kathleen Murphy on behalf of the organisation.

Murphy has been volunteering at the school for more than 20 years and presented the donation, which will fund Creative Arts Projects at the School, accompanied by Pink Ladies Director Nancy Whitefield.The school is continuing to work on developing arts in the curriculum and plan to offer all primary students motivating and exciting activities in the areas of arts and craft, drama and dance in addition to the popular Arts Fridays events for all students.

Part of the donation will go towards the school’s emergency fund for uniforms and meals. As Mrs McVicar noted more parents are requesting lunch and uniform assistance for their child as they are finding it hard to find the finances in these economic times.

More children will enjoy a daily healthy and delicious school lunch this academic year thanks to a donation and collaboration between Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps and Mise en Place School Catering Service.

Nancy Whitefield, Pink Ladies Director, recently presented a cheque for CI$1,000 to Sean Collins of Mise en Place, accompanied by a group of children from Red Bay Primary School. Pink Ladies representatives were able to see at first hand the meals catered by Mise en Place at a number of local schools where the food provided, including fruits and vegetables and less processed and unhealthy eating options lives up to their motto of “fuelling young minds”.

According to Claire Collins of Mise en Place, there is an increase in the number of students who are unable to pay for school lunch and this makes the donation to the programme even more vital as it helps to provide what could well be the only balanced meal some students receive on a daily basis

One of the main fundraising activities of Pink Ladies is the operation of the Pink Hibiscus Coffee Shop at George Town Hospital which offers hot breakfasts and lunches, a variety of salads and sandwiches, snacks and drinks from 7am – 5pm daily.

Anyone interested in assisting the Pink Ladies should contact Jane Moon by email or 916 150.

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