RHTY&SC teams set to undertake largest Christmas outreach programme


The efforts of the 10 cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organization, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), on Tuesday last received a major boost when several of the club’s longstanding friends came onboard with contributions.

The 10 cricket teams- Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Poonai’s Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, NAMILCO Thunderbolt Under-21 and First Division, would be hosting a series of charity projects under their annual Christmas outreach programme.

Club Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, and Vice-President, Mark Papannah, received the donations, which included toys and financial contributions.

Honorary RHTY&SC member Safraz Sheriffudeen, Chief Executive officer of V-Net Communications, handed over a large quantity of toys, which would be shared out to children of single parent households.

Whitney Brock of V-Net Communications hands over toys to RHTY&SC Vice-President Mark Papannah

Long-time RHTY&SC sponsor Mahadeo Panchu of KSM Investments Inc., along with the Guyana National Newspaper Limited, Bissoondyal Singh of Bissan’s Trading and Ricky Deonarine of 4R Bearings also made financial donations to the programme.

The long-serving Secretary/CEO, who is also the President of the Berbice Cricket Board, expressed gratitude to the donors for their assistance and reassured them that all the planned activities would be well organised.

The 2020 Christmas Programme of the 10 teams would officially start on December 7 with the distribution of hampers to less fortunate families.

A total of 1,000 food hampers valued at G$4000 each would distributed across Berbice to less fortunate families. The families were identified by a Special Committee of the club, whose members visited different communities.

Ryan Singh of Bissan’s Trading hands over donation to Hilbert Foster

The teams would also share out 500 Christmas toys to children drawn from less fortunate and single parent households. The club would donate the toys to places of worship across the county and they would share them out to children in their areas.

Among the other projects planned are donations to orphanages, distribution of a special Christmas packages to senior citizens and Christmas breakfast to 500 senior citizens in the Lower Corentyne area.

Distribution of educational material, clothing and footwear would also be done in what Foster described as the largest Christmas programme ever organised by the club, since it was started in 1990.

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