(ZIZ News) — A number of deserving people in the Sandy Point Community were presented with cheques by Dr. Norgen Wilson on Thursday morning.
The funds were raised during a recent charity Art Exhibit and Auction put on by the Sandy Point Art Association (SPARTA), a group which falls under the Destination Sandy Point Project.
Just before handing over the cheques, Dr. Wilson explained why the Destination Sandy Point Project organisers and SPARTA were carrying out Thursday morning’s exercise.
“One of the things we do is we target people directly and we deal with their direct needs. And that is why we’ve selected persons within the community who we think are severely challenged and need urgent assistance. And that is why we’re here today,” he said.
One of the first recipients was Tavarez Fahie.
Dr Wilson presented a contribution of $8000 to Fahie’s mother on his behalf.
“So, on behalf of the Destination Sandy Point Project and the SPARTA Association in Sandy Point, I would like to present this contribution; a cheque of eight thousand dollars to Mr. Tavarez Fahie and here to accept is his mom Joycelyn Pennyfeather,” Wilson said.
Mr. Fahie expressed his thanks to Dr. Wilson, who is the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party’s candidate for Constituency number five.
Another recipient was Joseph ‘Navigator’ Bergan, a St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force officer who had been injured in the line of duty.
“I would like to present this cheque for $4,800 to Mr. Joseph “Navigator” Bergan. ‘Navigator’ is his calypso name and it gives me great pleasure to be a part of this. And so, Mr. Bergan, I wish you all the best and I do hope that the donation will assist in your efforts going forward,” he said.
Mr. Bergan commented briefly stating his gratitude to both Dr. Wilson and SPARTA.
“I personally would like to thank Mr. Wilson and the SPARTA group for coming on board and best wishes in all their future endeavours. And may the group grow bigger and stronger to help more persons in the community,” he said.