Operations Manager with the Barbados Council for the Disabled, Roseanna Tudor (right) accepting a cheque from Director of Engineering at GAIA, Karen Walkes. She also accepted the cheque on behalf of The National United Society for the Blind.
GAIA donates to three local charities
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 12:00am
Three local charities have been on the receiving end of donations from the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).
This presentation was done during a brief ceremony at the GAIA on Monday for the start of Airport Week 2016.
The charities are: the Barbados Council for the Disabled; the Barbados Kidney Association; and The National United Society for the Blind. A special donation was also made to the Charnocks Pentecostal Church on the day.
As explained by GAIA’s Corporate Communications Specialist, Keith Goddard, the funds donated were those collected from the boxes placed in the Departure Lounge of the airport, in which visitors and locals had the opportunity to place money. This cash goes towards assisting various charities across Barbados with the work they do.
Goddard additionally said that Monday’s presentation was one of two made “in the last couple of months”. He pointed out that monetary donations have previously been given to the Diabetes Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Representatives of each charity expressed their appreciation to the GAIA. Margarette Wilson of the Barbados Kidney Association in particular explained that the funds received will go towards the “mineral therapy” programme being currently being conducted. Meanwhile, Pastor Fitzgerald Jones of the Charnocks Pentecostal Church stated that the money will go towards continuing the work of the church.