Several charities and institutions working with the elderly, women and children have received funding from the Canadian Women’s Club of Barbados to assist with their efforts.
The Club’s long history of giving back continued during their Annual Charity Disbursement Meeting held at the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Warrens, St Michael yesterday.
Approximately $90 000 raised from a golf tournament last year at Royal Westmoreland was presented to the 16 beneficiaries, which included the Barbados Council for the Disabled; Barbados Diabetes Foundation; Barbados Burns & Orthotics; HIV Food Bank; Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Department of Paediatrics; Nature Fun Ranch; Cancer Support Services; BPW Shelter for Abused Women; and The Learning Centre.
Her Excellency, Marie Legault, Canadian High Commissioner to Barbados & Eastern Caribbean, commended the work of the Canadian Women’s Club, which will celebrate 100 years of service in 2022.
Formed in 1922, the Club is the oldest and largest International Women’s Club in Barbados with over 120 members.
Over the past few years it has contributed to a wide range of Barbadian causes, ranging from health care, education, poverty relief, and care for the young or aged. Their stated objectives are to bring Canadian women together in a spirit of loyalty, friendship and helpfulness and of participating in, and providing support for, community service projects in Barbados.
“I am very happy to see that the Canadian Women’s Club has been an important part of the community in Barbados… I am happy to be part of what this Club does and to participate in some events, and I would really enjoy the High Commission to be even closer in terms of the Canadian Women’s Club supporting also Canada’s Foreign Policy because you are an important part,” she expressed.