The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On Fri­day, March 25th, 2016 the St Jude Hospital was the ben­e­fi­ciary of an­other cheque do­na­tion from Co­conut Bay Beach Re­sort & Spa. The do­na­tion cheque was handed over to the CEO of St Jude, Dr. Chierry Poy­otte by Vice Pres­i­dent of Ho­tel Op­er­a­tions, Mr. Karl Hall­berg and Pres­i­dent of the Co­conut Bay Sports & So­cial Com­mit­tee, Ms. Leona Con­sta­ble dur­ing a short pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony. The cheque hand-over was held ahead of the com­mence­ment of the weekly char­ity Rub­ber Duck Race which is mainly geared to­wards rais­ing funds in sup­port of the med­i­cal in­sti­tu­tion.

The cheque for EC $10,000 was the first of oth­ers ex­pected for this year as part of a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing be­tween the ho­tel and St Jude Hospital. This lat­est pre­sen­ta­tion brought the to­tal do­nated to St Jude Hospital to date to EC $60,000.

Co­conut Bay’s Mr. Karl Hall­berg, in his com­ments dur­ing the cer­e­mony, pro­vided re­as­sur­ance of the ho­tel’s con­tin­u­ing sup­port. He ex­plained: “We are keen in en­sur­ing that the hospital re­mains vi­able and that its op­er­a­tions are con­sis­tent with ap­proved stan­dards.

“We look for­ward ea­gerly to the re­turn of St Jude to its orig­i­nal site so that its op­er­a­tions can be man­aged at max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency”.

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