SEVERAL non-governmental organisations (NGOs), cricket clubs, youths and an elderly resident were the recipients of donations from the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club’s cricket teams (RHTY&SC).
The teams are Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13, Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Female, Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division.
The teams are mandated by the management of the RHTY&SC to successfully complete a target of 300 activities combined as part of their personal development and to make a positive difference in the lives of youths, the less fortunate and the elderly.
The 10 teams with co-sponsorship from the National Sports Commission handed over cricket balls to 20 clubs.
Among the clubs benefitting from the donations were Chesney, Guymine, Mt Sinai, Upper Corentyne, Whim, Rose Hall Canje, Kildonan, Port Mourant, Mental Hospital, Edinburgh, Young Warriors and Police.
The teams also donated six trophies, 12 medals and a bicycle to the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association towards the hosting of its 2nd Annual Award Ceremony while the Rose Hall Town Hindu Temple, on special request, received a large quantity of trophies and medals towards the hosting of a fundraising Day of Sports.
The Edinburgh Cricket Club also received a complete set of cricket stumps and benefitted from a donation of four special prizes towards a fundraising raffle for the East Bank-based team.
RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO and Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) president Hilbert Foster also fulfilled a commitment to a 12-year-old cricketer from the Edinburgh Club by handing over a complete educational package to assist him in his scholastic career.
Others to benefit included a nurse from the Port Mourant Hospital whose house was recently destroyed.
Nurse Claudia Ross recently received a quantity of kitchen utensils while the team donated a new bicycle to a resident of Mt Sinai, New Amsterdam, to assist her to get to work after thieves had stolen her old one from her workplace.
The BCB also benefitted from a donation of stationery and office equipment.