The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Drive is now $250 closer to its target.
That’s because the charitable organization received the donation from Dale Adrian Harewood this morning, two days after he promised he would do so.
On Wednesday when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, the 50-year-old of Holder’s Hill, St James, pleaded guilty to assaulting Sherry-Ann Beckles occasioning her actual bodily harm on October 7, 2014.
After being ordered to pay Beckles $750 in compensation, Harewood offered to donate the money to the Salvation Army as “a gesture of good faith”.
This morning, Captain Jacqueline Johnson from the Salvation Army was on hand to receive the donation.
“Thank you very much. This donation will go a long way,” Johnson told a smiling Harewood.
For his act of kindness, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant gave him an absolute discharge, meaning no conviction will be recorded against him.