|Dr the Honourable R Danny Williams, Chairman of the Sagicor Foundation caught up with nine year old Kevin Parkinson, one of 45 recipients who received assistance through Sagicor Foundation's 45th anniversary initiative #45WaysToGiveBack. The presentation was made during Sagicor's #45WaysToGiveBack presentation ceremony held at Sagicor's head offices in New Kingston on Thursday, November 19. With them is Kevin's mother Jessica Melhado. Sagicor has funded the full cost of Kevin's bilateral perthes leg brace.|
Friday, November 27, 2015
Sagicor 45th anniversary initiative
In addition to a $300,000 donation presented to the Golden Age Home in June of this year 44 individuals, institutions, charity and community groups received donations towards their needs from Sagicor Group Jamaica as part of its #45WaysToGiveBack 45th anniversary initiative.
The presentations were made at a presentation ceremony on Thursday, November 19, at Sagicor's head offices in New Kingston. These persons and projects from across the island were selected by a panel that reviewed more than 300 nominations submitted between June and July 2015.
Nadene Newsome, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations at Sagicor says clients of Sagicor Group Jamaica and its subsidiaries were eligible to receive assistance. "We opened this initiative to contribute to our clients who have contributed to our success over the past 45 years. It is our intention that they will in turn deliver a larger impact in their communities."
Some beneficiaries include: Great Pond High School, Silverstone Basic School, Pembroke Hall Primary, Covenant City Church, Heartease United Youth Club, The Women's Resource and Outreach Centre, Mensana, Tredegar Park All Age, Faith Temple Open Bible Church, Ebenezer Home, Almond Hill Primary, St Richards Primary, The Queens School, MICO Practising Educational Unit, Cambridge High School, Mountain View Primary, Rebirth Limited, Darliston Primary, Rosetta New Testament Church, Mount Olivet Boys Home, Evans Basic School, Godfrey Stewart High, Centre For Investigation Of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Belmont park Primary, Manchester Parish Library, Hazard Primary School and Special Education Unit, Samuel Basic School, Schoolfield Primary, Ann's Learning Center and Strathmore Gardens Children's Home. Other recipients included children, requiring scoliosis braces and wheel chairs as well as adults in need of medical treatment.
Sagicor Group Jamaica is a financial services conglomerate. The Group offers products and services in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Investments, Real Estate, Asset Management and Retirement Planning. Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited is the leading Life and Health insurance provider in Jamaica. The Company commenced operations in 1970 as Life of Jamaica Limited, the first locally owned life insurance company and the first life insurance company to be listed on the JSE. The Sagicor Group owns the 3rd largest bank in Jamaica and one of the top Investments Company. Sagicor Group Jamaica is a member of the wider Sagicor Financial Corporation. Sagicor Financial Corporation operates in over 20 countries and its operations date back to 1840.
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