Several benefit from RHTY&SC Patron’s Community Fund
The eight cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports club, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), on Sunday last launched the RHTY&SC Patron’s Community Fund with the main objectives of making a positive difference in the lives of others.
The Fund was created by the club after it received a $1 million donation from its Patron, President David Granger, in early April.
“The greatest achievement of the RHTY&SC over the years is its ability to assist other clubs, NGO’s to fulfil their mandate with the main objective to get youths to Say NO to Drugs, Suicide, Drugs, Alcohol and Yes to Life, Education and Sports,” the RHTY&SC said in a release.
Financial donations of $50,000 were given to the Rose Hall Town Nursery School, Rose Hall Town Primary School and St. Joseph Anglican Church of Port Mourant. Receiving financial donations were the Maranatha Faith Ministries ($25,0000), a promising athlete Ms. McKenzie, who received $10,000, while the Mission Chapel Church Day Care Centre of New Amsterdam received $15,000 towards replacing a microwave, which was stolen from its office.
Others benefitting was a differently-able resident of Rose Hall Town, who received a wheel-chair and a large box of adults pampers, the Number 58 Shining Star Club, which received trophies, medals, Man-of-the-Final prize and 100 small hand towels towards hosting of a fund-raising 20/20 cricket tournament and the Felix Austin Police College, which received five trophies and a collection of medals for an upcoming Day of Sports.
A donation was also made to Number 53 Sports Complex, which received a trophy, volleyball net, two basketballs and 100 hand towels, while the Mibicuri Police Station of Black Bush Polder received three large trophies and medals to host an anti-suicide cricket tournament for junior teams.
The RHTY&SC also contributed trophies, medals and a bicycle to the East Bank Football Association for the hosting of a seven-a-side female football tournament. The Mayor and Town Council of Rose Hall also received a quantity of cleaning equipment to assist in the cleaning up of the township.
The donations were made based on requests to the club’s Outreach Committee and the cricket teams agreed to the requests under the Patron’s Fund Project. Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster urged the schools, churches, individuals, clubs to use the donations for their intended purpose and most importantly to work harder to make a positive difference.
Foster was full of praise for the positive impact that President Granger has had on the RHTY&SC since being sworn in as Club Patron on February 3, 2016, and announced that the Patron’s Fund would assist other organisations annually during the Award Ceremony.
Club President Keith Foster, who handed over the donations, stated that assisting others is one of the main hallmarks of his organisation as it strongly believes in giving back to society. Prime Minister and acting President Moses Nagamootoo congratulated the club on the initiative of assisting other clubs and on such a large scale.
The Patron Fund is managed by the Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females and Gizmos and Gadgets Under-21 and First Division Cricket teams along with the club’s Over-35 section.