He­roes in ac­tion hailed as mas­sive suc­cess

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY FEATURE - Janet Sil­vera Se­nior Gleaner Writer janet.sil­vera@glean­erjm.com

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


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


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