Barbados Port Inc’s. (BPI) Community Outreach Spreads Christmas Cheer to the Elderly

The Barbados Port Inc.’s (BPI) Community Outreach Committee turned their attention to the elderly this Christmas bringing Christmas cheer to residents of the Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road…

BPI Choir singing Christmas carols for the patients of the Geriatric Hospital.

BPI Choir singing Christmas carols for the patients of the Geriatric Hospital.

The patients were treated to refreshments and carol singing by the BPI’s Choir and a donation of 20 gallons of soap was made to the Hospital.

During the carolling staff of the BPI interacted with patients, including Chief Executive Officer, David Jean-Marie, who was so moved by the visit that he has pledged assistance to the Hospital from the BPI in the upcoming year. The Committee would also be visiting the hospital on a quarterly basis.

From left to Right:  Joanell Oxley-Worrell, Manager of the Geriatric Hospital, David Jean-Marie, CEO BPI, Patricia McIntosh, Executive Officer Geriatric Hospital and Meshell Rawlins, Chairman of the BPI Outreach Committee.

From left to Right: Joanell Oxley-Worrell, Manager of the Geriatric Hospital, David Jean-Marie, CEO BPI, Patricia McIntosh, Executive Officer Geriatric Hospital and Meshell Rawlins, Chairman of the BPI Outreach Committee.

Committee Chairman, Meshell Rawlins said that “the Geriatric Hospital was chosen because this year the Committee’s focus is on the elderly in our community who had worked tirelessly to improve our country and to provide for their families and who were so often forgotten by society.”

The Committee has been involved with several community outreaches including hosting Christmas parties for children in the surrounding communities of the Bridgetown Port and for children of the Nightengale Children’s Home.

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