Press Release:- Club GAR/Digicel Walk 4 A Cause 2018 which raised money and awareness for the St.Lucia Blind Welfare Association held its closing ceremony on Thursday 7th June 2018 at the J Q Motors showroom Choc Castries. The Closing Ceremony was an opportunity for Club Gar to report on the Walk and handover the funds raised from the charitable event.
Walk 4 A Cause 2018 was the most successful of the 5 annual walks hosted by Club GAR. There were over one thousand one hundred participants at the Walk which took place on Sunday June 3rd 2018.
Cause Captain for this year’s Walk, Gregory Joseph commented that “not only did we have the largest number of participants the response on a National level was so positive that we were able to meet and exceed our targets”.
The amount that the Club intended to raise was $40,000.00 but in the end the total available to the SLBWA after all expenses was $93,300.00.
Founder of the Walk Anthony Bristol stated that “this year’s success can be attributed to the Cause, the sterling support of our corporate Sponsors in particular our title Sponsor Digicel, the marketing efforts and hard work of our team members and importantly resounding support and participation from the public”.
The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association was on hand to receive the cheque represented by the recently elected President Glen Simon and Director of the SLBWA, Mr. Anthony Avril. The funds raised will be paid to the NCF for the benefit of the SLBWA who will be able to draw down on the funds in accordance with an Memorandum of Understanding between the NCF, SLBWA and Club GAR.