Heroes in action hailed as massive success
WESTERN BUREAU: HE HISTORIC Falmouth Pier, host to some of the largest cruise mega liners in the world, opened its doors on
TSunday for the second annual Usain Bolt Foundation/JN Foundation Heroes in Action Charity 4k and 8k Fun Run. The event, which also had the backing of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), started and ended at the Falmouth Pier, and saw persons lining the streets from as early as 7 a.m. Participants included Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and Olympic icon Usain Bolt, who played the role of the official race starter.
Describing it as a massive success, general manager of the Jamaica National’s General Manager Earl Jarrett makes a ‘point’ to Port Authority of Jamaica’s (PAJ) Kimberly Stiff and Bridgette Fraser during a visit to the PAJ booth. Jamaica National Building number of persons that participated that will certainly make life better Society, Earl Jarrett, said the PAJ last year,” he said. “We are over the for residents in the town and, by must be commended for facilitating magic 1,000 number, which is a extension, the wider parish.” the staging of the event on the very good look and which augurs He pointed out that the PAJ has Falmouth Pier, adding that their well for the future of this event. It already signalled to the parish actions “epitomise the essence of a also helped having the presence of council its plans to undertake a good civic-minded and corporate Usain Bolt, a son of the soil and number of cleaning and beautification citizen”. Trelawny’s number one icon.” activities, with the ultimate
“For many residents, the goal being to give Falmouth the Falmouth Pier is just a facility that look and feel of a town that is rich accommodates a lot of cruise vessels. with history. I am really happy with the Jarrett further explained that partnership with the PAJ and its the event was designed to raise decision to make this possible,” he funds for the Granville Place of noted. Safety for girls, located in
He lauded the board members of Garrick Foyle, Trelawny. He said the facility for enabling his organisation that the goal is to get more partners to have an event of the magnitude. such as the PAJ and the Usain Bolt Foundation to make
Jarrett said he was also grateful life better for not only the residents for the role played by the Usain of Granville but “also in the Bolt Foundation, noting that having town of Falmouth and the parish them on board was a real drawing of Trelawny”. card in getting such a large turnout.
“We have easily doubled the
RESULT OF ‘BRILLIANT MINDS’ COMING TOGETHER
For his part, Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson said the charity event was a good example of “what can happen when brilliant minds come together”.
“The Trelawny Parish Council must thank the PAJ and the JN Foundation for their effort in putting this thing together,” he noted. “The PAJ in particular, in addition to their expert handling of the Falmouth Pier, has engaged in a number of community outreach projects here in Falmouth, a move