TWELVE caregiving organisations received $125,000 each from P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited at their annual Christmas donation exercise, held at their office at 273 Lamaha Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown. Aside from the donations, which amounted to $1,500,000, all orphanages present were gifted with a hamper of toys. “As you all know, we meet at a time of considerable challenges, not least of all the COVID-19, a pandemic that has wrought havoc worldwide,” said Vikash Panday, Executive Director of P&P, who remarked that “Notwithstanding these challenges, we resolved that our Corporate Social Responsibility must be honoured, and these donations must be made.” Organisations in receipt of these donations were the Bless the Children Home, Canaan Children’s Home, Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Uncle Eddie’s Home, Friends of the Archer’s Home, The Dharam Shala, David Rose School for the Handicapped, Cheshire Home Guyana, Hauraruni Girls Home, the Tina Insanally Foundation, Bal Nivas Shelter, and Joshua House Children’s Centre.
The donations come at a time when many are struggling to pick themselves up in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no doubt that these donations will at least ease the strain of these organisations in braving the storm that is COVID-19. Panday went on to say that this month was a very significant one for P&P Insurance Brokers, as it marks their 35th anniversary. He noted that 35 years is a very long time for any business, but due to the loyalty of his clients and customers, and the extremely hard work of the staff over the years, P&P continues to succeed on a foundation built on trust and integrity. He closed by acknowledging the work done by each organisation in taking care of its residents. The donation exercise is one that has been operative for over 12 years, according to Managing Director of P&P Insurance Brokers, Bishwa Panday. It is his hope that P&P continues to carry out this service in the coming years.