Basil Butcher Trust Fund, Mike’s Pharmacy donate to Berbice Sports Award programme

first_imgTHE very popular Basil Butcher Memorial Trust Fund continues to make a positive difference in the county of Berbice, as the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) and the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continue to pay tribute to the legendary West Indies Test player whose 87th birthday would be celebrated on the September 3.BCB president and RHTYSC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, along with a delegation, visited several public institutions over the last weekend to donate dozens of clocks under the fund.The clocks were donated to the RHTYSC by popular businessman, Lakeram Singh, of Mike’s Pharmacy of Bel-Air, Georgetown.Among the recipients were Port Mourant Public Hospital, Rose Hall Town Police Outpost, Rose Hall Post Office, Rose Hall Town Fire Station and Rose Hall Town Council. Plans are also being finalised to provide clocks for every police station and fire station in Region Six.Foster stated that the donations were made as visits to most government offices revealed the absence of clocks, with workers and visitors depending on their cell phones to know the time.The fund also donated a large amount of children’s medicine to Port Mourant Hospital, which would be used in its out-clinics. Foster urged the management of the different recipients to take care of the clocks and promised more assistance in the near future. Most of these institutions had already received cleaning detergents from the fund.Assistant Secretary/CEO, Simon Naidu, disclosed that items worth over $3M have been distributed so far under the fund, including 960 food hampers, cricket gear to 67 young cricketers, cleaning detergents, scorebooks, footwear, clothing, household utilities, educational materials and bicycles. The fund would shortly visit Linden to share cricket gear and cycles to young cricketers and students.Meanwhile, the Fund would also sponsor the Annual Gregory Gaskin Region Six Sports Award Programme. Foster disclosed that five awards would be presented: Sportsman-of-the-Year 2019; Sportswoman-of-the-Year 2019; Sports Association-of-the-Year 2019; Lifetime Achievement Award and Sports Personality-of-the-Year.No ceremony will be held due to the COVID-19  social-distancing guidelines, but the awardees would receive their awards at home.Awardees would receive trophies, medals, certificate of excellence and a collection of gifts.last_img