After 28 years of operation, the League of Friends (UK) Grenada has been disbanded but its members have decided to go out in a bit of glory with the construction of a modern Rest House at the Morne Jaloux Cemetery.
The organisation decided to use up its remaining funds to erect the building which was officially handed over on Tuesday.
Chairman of the league, British-based Kester Worme, said that the building was done at a cost of $25,000 to the organisation.
“We wanted to make a lasting contribution and do something serious.
We had some money left in the account and we decided to assist the community of Morne Jaloux. We are from the area – our members are from Morne Jaloux and St. Paul’s”, he said.“There are a lot of people who use the cemetery and there is no shelter from the rain and hot sun. It will be useful to shade from the sun and protect from the rain. Also, there is the Happy Hour that takes place – it (the building) can serve persons who want to use the facility for the Happy Hour after the funeral”, he added.
Worme disclosed that the league was given the go ahead from the Ministry of Health to construct the facility and they have given an undertaking “to put in some toilet facilities in the near future.”
The group also erected a Rest House in 2011 at the Mt. Airy cemetery for use the St. Paul’s community.