The Top Hill Home for the elderly and the Petite Martinique Whitsuntide festival committee have become the two latest entities to have benefitted from the generosity of the Grenada Electricity Services (Grenlec) as a caring corporate citizen.
Manager of the Company’s Carriacou Branch, Wallace Collins has handed over a cheque valued at $5,000.00 to each of the two organisations.
Acting Manager of the Home, Clavia McLean and Treasurer of the Home Committee, Mary Simon accepted on behalf of the Home while President of the Petite Martinique Committee, Kayon Roberts performed the duties on behalf on his committee.
Collins said that the donations are a reflection of Grenlec’s commitment towards the growth and development of the society, adding that the utility company has always recognised the important role the senior citizens have played in helping to shape today’s society and therefore they have always recognised how cognizant it is to ensure that their basic needs are met.
The Petite Martinique Whitsuntide festival, he said, speaks to the preservation of the boat building culture which is in keeping with Grenlec’s vision of always seeking to enhance the shipwright and racing traditions.
In accepting the funds, Roberts noted that the annual commitment of Grenlec towards the sustainability of the festival speaks volumes to the company’s interest in ensuring the aquatic event enjoys longevity.
He said the donation will go towards paying prizes to the boat men and the school road race as the budget for this weekend’s festival is in the region of $75,000.00.
The festival will see several series of boat races, performances from several artistes including the reigning National Calypso Monarch, Edison Mitchell, Ajamu and Luni Sparks and Electrity.