Child Development and Guidance Centre Receives its 3rd Donation from DASH Independence Colour Run 2017
On Friday May 11, 2017 event management company, Liive Productions Inc., handed over its third monetary donation from its annual DASH Independence Colour Run to the Child Development and Guidance Centre.
DASH Independence Colour Run had its start in March 2015 with nearly 500 DASHERS/ colour runners and has since then experienced exponential growth in both its size and philanthropic objectives with the Child Development and Guidance Centre being the main beneficiary for the last three years.
“The donation has assisted with provision of therapy for children who need it, and it has also helped with transportation and teachers’ aid for children who attend a unique programme for children with multiple disabilities at the Dunnottar School,” said Dr. Kim Gardner, Director and Paediatrician at the centre. She added: “It has been very helpful to our sustainability as an NGO with having guaranteed annual funding.”
This year the Child Development and Guidance Centre (CDGC) was presented with a cheque for EC$6,500, appropriated from each paid registration for the event.
Supplementary contributions were made by the Windward & Leeward Brewery providing cases of Super Malt, Minute Maid and Crystal Clear Water.
“The LiiVEPro team would like to acknowledge the endorsement of the Ministry of Equity, Youth Development and Sports and the members of the Saint Lucia Independence Committee for their generous contributions towards the event and the cause,” the team said this week in a press statement.
“We thank all stakeholders including our partners, sponsors, subcommittee, volunteers, well-wishers, onlookers and, of course, the 1,300+ DASHERS who came out to participate and made this contribution to CDGC possible.”