Mrs. Sylvia Foster and Ms. Marissa Foster hand over the items to representatives of the Dharam Shala Senior Citizens’ Home
The cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) last weekend donated $100,000 worth of food items, cosmetics and other items to the Dharam Shala Senior Citizens’Home located at Garrison Road, New Amsterdam, Berbice.
The donation was made at the launch of the club’s massive multi-millions E-Networks charity programme for the cricket teams, who are striving under their personal development programme to make positive difference in the lives of youths, the elderly and the less fortunate.
The teams – RHT Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Bakewell Under-17 and second division, Metro females and Gizmos and Gadgets Under-21 and first division- during 2014 would be hosting a series of projects under the sub-heading of charity.
These include donations to orphanages and senior citizens home, weekly feeding of the poor, monthly hampers for senior citizens and less fortunate families, distribution of clothing and footwear to youths and assisting sport clubs with gear and equipment among others.
Secretary/CEO of the club, Hilbert Foster, in handing over the donation to the management and inmates of the Dharam Shala Senior Citizens Home stated that the RHTY&SC was happy to assist as that is one of the main objectives of the club.
Foster said, “The RHTY&SC as an organisation strongly believes in making positive differences in the lives of the elderly and noted that every member of the leading club is taught that service to humanity is as important as success in the classroom and cricket field.”
A somber looking Foster challenged the management of the Dharam Shala Senior Citizens Home to make sure that the donation from the cricket teams are used for the intended purposes and stated that any organisation that misuses donations from the RHTY&SC would not receive assistance in the future.
Caretaker of the Home, Brother Gary Erskine, expressed gratitude to the cricketers and members of the RHTY&SC for their timely donation, which he said would be used to assist inmates of the Home.
Noting that most of the senior citizens in the Home are cricket fans, Erskine expressed delight that the RHTY&SC with players like Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Rajiv Ivan, Jason Sinclair and Shawn Pereira can find the time to bring a smile on those who need it most. He wished the cricketers a blessed 2014 and success at all levels.