Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – World Pediatric Project (WPP) makes valuable donation to cricket. In a brief ceremony at the SVG Cricket Association’s office in Arnos Vale on July 6, 2021, members of the executive body of the SVGCA, including Vice President Miles Bascombe witnessed the handing over of multiple items to their president, Romel Currency. Representing WPP, Lauren McIntosh, Executive Director – Eastern Caribbean, presented the package valued in excess of $10,000.
The gesture, which Ms. McIntosh initiated, included handing over ten tents, face shields, face masks, hand sanitizer, and Disaster health kits/hygiene kits. The motive is to have these items used by national cricketers in upcoming training camps and team-building activities.
On behalf of the SVGCA, President Currency expressed his gratitude: “It is a thoughtful and valuable donation from WPP, one that will aid our program for young cricketers across the country. The explosive eruptions of the volcano have severely impacted many players, and having these kits would provide us with opportunities to engage these cricketers in a safe environment. Our profound thanks to Ms. McIntosh and WPP.”
Ms. McIntosh echoed delight in helping: “While our key objective is to ensure that children have access to advanced and timely surgical care, within our network, we have alliances who are enthusiastic about supporting these types of community initiatives. Helping to realize this contribution is quite pleasing, particularly as it will certainly impact the lives of our children and families here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”
World Pediatric Project is a non-profit organization that provides critical tertiary healthcare to children throughout the Eastern Caribbean and Central America at no cost to the families. Since 2002, WPP has positively impacted the lives of thousands of Vincentian families.
The SVG Cricket Association Inc., formed in 1946, is the governing body for cricket in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This national body is a subsidiary of Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control, a full member of Cricket West Indies Inc. Since the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere, the SVGCA has embarked on multiple projects, including financial and other donations to Vincentian cricketers.