Variety Club is Barbados charity for Special Needs children, recruiting more Volunteers now!

Executive Director Donnah Russell can be reached at either (246) 428-9258 or 266-9258

Executive Director Donnah Russell can be reached at either (246) 428-9258 or 266-9258

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, more often than not many Barbadians will usually buy a Gold Heart or a few from the nearest bank or sometimes Cave Shepherd to give their loved one(s).  What many may not know is this was started by the Variety Club – Spider-Man, Kermit T. Frog, Shrek and Alex The Lion from Madagascar have been some of the mascots embossed on the shiny tokens of affection.

Variety Club's modest Headquarters can be found at the rear of the Plantation Garden Theatre complex in Harmony Hall, St Lawrence, Ch Ch

Variety Club's modest Headquarters can be found at the rear of the Plantation Garden Theatre complex in Harmony Hall, St Lawrence, Ch Ch

Now, with Christmas coming, the charity which is supported by Mara Thompson – the PM’s wife – is planning to make good on a promise to carry at least 150 children every month to the movies. Such a plan requires many hands to lighten the load as attested by Executive Director Donnah Russell {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The Gold Hearts campaign does help Variety Club meet some of the demands required to look out for special needs children but with Christmas around the corner, they need to focus their efforts especially as many businesses are looking more at selling than donating

The Executive Director expressed her gratitude with all the business places which assist in not only coordinating but to feed the kids and organise beverages {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Ms Russell is not only grateful to Volunteers for doing their part in handling 150 young people, but she’s also grateful to Olympus Theatres

If all goes well, the Variety Club plans for a Christmas Extravaganza which will take some planning by anyone smarter than the average bear…

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