Charity Chicks Barbados has made a $10,000 donation to Camp Pride, an annual summer camp for children with diabetes managed by the Diabetes Association of Barbados. The check was presented to the DAB at a small gathering held last week.
The Charity Chicks host annual fund-raising events in honour of worthy local charities and community initiatives; in 2012, they dedicated their popular Tickled Pink fund-raiser to Camp Pride, raising $25,000 for the program, which aims to provide juvenile diabetics with information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.
The donation is being spread over a three-year period; along with this year’s donation, the Charity Chicks made a $10,000 donation in 2012 and the remaining $5,000 will be donated in 2014.
In addition to their successful fund-raising events, the Charity Chicks focus on providing hands-on support to local charities and initiatives; as part of this objective, they solicit volunteers and organise supply drives for worthy causes.
The Charity Chicks organised several activities for Camp Pride in 2012, including nutrition and exercise training with Ryall Vasani of Ryall Fitness, yoga sessions with Christy Punnett of So Much Kula and arts & crafts with Julianne Gill of Studio J Art + Design.
This year’s camp, which ran from July 22 to 26 at the Springer Memorial Secondary School, catered to children with diabetes between the ages of five and 16 years.
Charity Chicks Barbados is a registered charity with trustees Kelly Gibson, Madhuvanti Murphy and Tracey Worme.