Basseterre, St. Kitts — St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party’s Central Basseterre branch lived to its theme, ‘Love Through Service’, Friday afternoon February 28 when it held a benefit luncheon to raise funds to assist one of its members who has travelled to the United States for treatment.
Dozens of persons from all walks of life turned out for the luncheon that was laid out on the steps of the constituency office on Central Street, some who would have bought tickets in advance and those who bought the tickets at the venue to partake of the sumptuous Kittitian-styled meal, while contributing for a worthy cause.
“The Central Basseterre Branch decided to keep a luncheon to help to support one of our comrades who has some health issues and had to travel to the Unites States for treatment,” explained Area Parliamentary Representative and Minister of Health, the Hon Marcella Liburd.
“We figured we will raise some funds to help Comrade Ingrid Richards to help her with her medical bills. So the luncheon was in aid of Ingrid.”
According to Hon Liburd, while they bought a lot of the food that was needed, they got quite a bit of donations from different persons and different institutions, and she thanked all those persons and institutions who contributed to the luncheon because they would have contributed to a very good cause.
Minister Liburd thanked all those volunteers who came forward to assist with the selling and serving of the food, saying that everything went smoothly, with persons who queued being very patient as the serving was seamless.
“And the people who contributed to a very successful luncheon!” remarked the Hon Liburd. “We want to thank all those who bought tickets and who came to participate in this luncheon and we now see that it is something we can do on a more regular basis.
“The theme of our week of activities celebrated in January was ‘Love Through Service’, which is the theme for the rest of the year, and as it were, we are really showing our love for Comrade Richards here today and wish her God’s blessings and we pray for her complete recovery.”