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Digicel and Harris bring colour to St. Philip District Hospital

June 10, 2011


Digicel and Harris Paints teamed up over the weekend to bring some colour and beauty to the St. Philip District Hospital. Along with many other partners, including the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South, Williams Industries, Divi Southwinds, Banks Holdings, Ravurs Kadooment Band and Jal Catering, the telecommunications and paint company, did whatever it took to complete the painting of two buildings at the hospital last Saturday.

The hard work was put in by every one who came out to support the cause, including many Digicel heads of department and their families, and the Harris Paints CEO, Ian Kenyon, and other staff. Not afraid of breaking a sweat for the sake of the cause was Digicel Communications Director, Alex Tasker, who spoke passionately about the company’s commitment to giving back to the community.

“This year we want to be more involved with the community, not that we weren’t before, but we just want to be more visible in terms of what we do for the special needs children and the elderly in the community. This project came about because we were here last December to give a concert to the elderly folks, and after looking around we realised that there were a lot of things missing and we thought that this is somewhere that we can look to help,” Tasker stated.

His sentiments were echoed by Harris Paints CEO, Ian Kenyon, who said that it was the company’s privilege to bring colour and beauty into the lives of the children and senior citizens housed at the hospital.

“One of things that Harris has always prided itself on is giving back to the community and we have always donated paints to good causes…. We want to give back to the community because what we offer is colour, and to give back our product, that makes Barbados look more beautiful, that’s our job. To be given an opportunity like this to help such a fantastic cause … is a privilege.

It is very humbling to see what these people do for the children, the least we can do is give a little bit of product and to make the environment for the kids and for the people that work here a little bit better,” Kenyon stated.

With the success of Digicel’s work in the community, the Commercial Director took the opportunity to urge other members of corporate Barbados to get on board and support one of the many worthy causes, like the St. Philip District Hospital. (AN)


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