Her Excellency the Governor Elizabeth Carriere on Friday, May 27 made a small donation to officials at the local branch of the British Red Cross.
Accepting the cheque from the governor was board chairman Fire Chief Andre West. Also in attendance was the board treasurer Milykhia McKenzie.
Governor Carriere handed over $500 as a contribution to the Red Cross’ ongoing fundraising drive.
The governor is the current Patron for the charity and according to Chairman West, she has been actively supporting the organisation since arriving on island.
In January, Governor Carriere hosted a fundraiser at her home. This netted $4060, a portion of which Mr West says has been spent to provide gifts to the vulnerable on Valentine’s Day. The May Outreach Week raised an additional $4820. These funds the chairman said will be used to building capacity of the branch and their continued focus on community resilience.
The next fundraising event for the Red Cross Branch will be a charity cricket match on Saturday July 3. The Montserrat Fire and Police Service team will take on Basil Chamber’s team. Both teams are to include elderly members of the community. Scheduled to provide entertainment are calypsonians De Bear and Hustler.