The former Director of Resource Mobilisation and Development at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Bonita Morgan was remembered today as her family presented a sizeable cheque donation to the Barbados Cancer Society, Henry’s Lane, St Michael, Friday morning.
The presentation was made by her daughter Ayanna Morgan and widower Paul Morgan, both of whom were solemn as they posed with the cash donation in Bonita’s memory. Mrs Morgan passed a mere two months ago after a lengthy battle with cancer.
President of the Barbados Cancer Society Dr Dorothy Cooke-Johnson said the donation will assist with the Client Services and Welfare Program.
“Bonita Morgan did an enormous amount of work [at the CTO] for a lot of years. Her funeral was held at the end of April and they started collections for her in May. They received funds from a variety of persons who really appreciated the work she had done and representatives from all over the Caribbean, New York, Montserrat and Spain attended the funeral. So, what [they] wanted was that the contributions come to the society to assist those who have cancer,” she said.
She added that the donation will go a long way to helping those less fortunate who are dealing with cancer.
“These [cheques help] with the medical expenses for our children and adults; particularly adults [who may] have a child [with] cancer and cannot work. Most of the clients we have are those who really need help. Those who are affluent can easily manage themselves as they have got insurance… but ordinary Bajans really do need help,” she said.
The family of the late Bonita Morgan intends to donate a portion of the collection and donations from her funeral service in her memory. (LG)