Yet another wish has been granted through the Precious Touch Foundation.
The organisation has partnered with Guardian General Insurance Limited to grant 10-year-old Shanai Henry her dream of having a laptop.
A 14-inch Dell laptop was presented to Precious Touch president, Adorial Maxwell-Hazell, this morning at the insurance company’s Collymore Rock, St. Michael headquarters and will be presented to the child and her family at a later date.
Integrated Marketing Communications Officer, Shelly Miller, said the initiative was born out of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts. In addition, some staff members of the Guardian General Insurance Limited’s are volunteers for Precious Touch Foundation.
“Certainly in this regard our corporate social responsibility extends to the community, and making sure that we can lend support where needed to organisations that are promoting, in the first instances, health and wellness, but also charitable causes that will affect society,” she remarked.
Miller also encouraged the organisation to call upon Guardian General Insurance Limited when in search of assistance in the future, and hoped the effort would encourage other members of the business community in Barbados to support the efforts of the foundation.
Executive Manager Nigel Adams also commended Precious Touch for its work, adding it was happy to assist in fulfilling its mandate to children across the island.
Precious Touch has been granting wishes to terminally ill children between the ages of two and 16 years old for just over five years. These are: a place they wish to go, a person they wish to meet, something they wish to have or a career they would like to have for a day.
Vice president of the organisation, St. Auban Callender, thanked the company for its contribution on behalf of the foundation as well as the parents.
“These are things that the parent would like to do, but because of the illness and the condition of the children … impacts on the finances where they are not able to do a lot of things that normal children would not be able to do,” he said. (LW)