SANDALS LASOURCE SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR ROTARY’S CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Written by George Grant on November 28, 2017
Sandals LaSource will be helping to spread some Christmas joy next month, with sponsorship of the children and chaperones of the Queen Elizabeth Children’s Home as well as the Father Maligan’s Home for Boys, giving them the opportunity to attend and be part of the Rotary Club’s Carols by Candlelight event.
The event is carded for December 3 at Rotary Park, Quarantine Point, and Sandals will cover every aspect of the offerings at Rotary’s annual event ensuring the children can fully enjoy the evening. Costs will cover transportation, event entry, refreshments and entertainment.
The Queen Elizabeth home for children is Grenada’s oldest orphanage (founded in 1964); well known for providing care for children of all ages, from varying backgrounds, who need a helping hand. Additionally, the Father Maligan’s Home for Boys, founded by the Roman Catholic Church in Grenada, and now run by the Child Protection Authority has been a beacon of hope for many generations of boys. According to Deleon Forrester Public Relations Manager for the resort; ‘We see this as a way of saying thank you to the caregivers and administrators of the homes and most importantly giving the children a magical and memorable Christmas experience.’
She added, ‘This is also a great kick start to the season for us as we will soon begin our annual Sandals Foundation Christmas Toy Drive, where we gift thousands of brand new toys to children around the island.’
President of the Rotary Club of Grenada, Steven George, welcomed the gesture and added that the event was “the perfect setting for young minds with its concerts, Santa’s Grotto, children’s activities and a bonfire.” A major feature is the Monica Benoit Christmas Wonderland of Lights on loan to Rotary for the event.
‘Rotary and our partner organization Rotaract are both active in the life of the marginalized youth in Grenada, and so it is a natural match that Sandals would come on board’, says the Rotary President.
Interestingly, Rotary’s eco policy for the event dictates all vending follow green rules by using disposable food service items that are made from bio-based, renewable materials; from recycled content; or that are 100% compostable.
Sandals LaSource General Manager, Peter Fraser commends the Rotary Club; ‘The Rotary Club is one of the most important, visible and active NPO’s in Grenada. They continue to show, as we do, that they really do care about our people and our environment.’