Busi­ness­men do­nate to Haiti re­lief ef­forts

Jamaica Gleaner - - TODAY - An­dre Poyser Staff Re­porter an­dre.poyser@glean­erjm.com

From left: Ter­rence Allen, Lonville Henry, David Mair, Paul Mar­chal­leck and Win­ston Del­marr in dis­cus­sion at the pre­sen­ta­tion to Food For The Poor made re­cently at the of­fices of The Gleaner, North Street, Kingston. A GROUP of 30 busi­ness­men who have been meet­ing for more than 30 years has do­nated $310,000 to Food For The Poor in aid of the Hur­ri­cane Matthew re­lief ef­forts.

The group of men who call them­selves Thurs­days are from dif­fer­ent parts of the is­land and meet weekly for fun and fel­low­ship.

Re­cently, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Thurs­days, led by busi­ness­man Paul Mar­chal­leck, demon­strated that there is more to the group than mere fun when he pre­sented a cheque for $310,000 to Food For The Poor. The do­na­tion was the re­sult of a col­lec­tion drive among mem­bers of the group.

Speak­ing on be­half of Thurs­days, Mar­chal­leck told The Gleaner that while in the past there had been smaller acts of char­ity made by in­di­vid­ual mem­bers, this was the first oc­ca­sion in which the en­tire group had been mo­bilised to act in a show of so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity. The group has since pledged to re­dou­ble their in­ter­nal fundrais­ing ef­forts on a con­tin­u­ous ba­sis to cre­ate a pool of funds from which they can as­sist persons in need.


Jew­eller Anna Ruth Hen­riques (right) wel­comes Shelly Hen­drick­son (left), and Eroleen An­der­son to the launch of her re­cent jew­ellry show­case at The Ja­maica Pe­ga­sus ho­tel.

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