Butterfield Bank Employees Assist Needy Barbadian Children

Staff of Butterfield’s Commercial and Consumer Lending Department led by Senior Manager, Clive Newman, have made a valuable donation to the St. Mary’s Primary School to assist with efforts to provide for less fortunate students.

The cash donation was made recently by Mr. Newman to Ms. Jennifer Robinson, Acting Principal of the school located at Mason Hall Street, St. Michael.

In explaining the reason behind the kind gesture Mr. Newman said departments within Butterfield are provided with funds by Managing Director, Lloyd Wiggan, to host a departmental Christmas party. However, the Commercial and Consumer Lending Department decided to forego their own festivities and channel the funds into a more charitable exercise:

Senior Manager of Commercial and Consumer Lending at Butterfield Clive Newman (stooping centre right) presents a cheque to five year old Jayden Hall who accepts on behalf of the St. Mary’s Primary School students, while Acting Principal of St. Mary’s Primary School, Jennifer Robinson (fourth from left)

Community spirit is very important at Butterfield and our staff is always interested in improving the lives of those in our surrounding environs. Cognizant of the impact the current economic climate is having on some families, we thought a donation to the less fortunate would be more fulfilling than hosting a Christmas party for ourselves so we took the funds from our Managing Director and added our own contributions to make a presentation to an organization in need.”

In accepting the donation, Ms. Robinson said it could not have come at a better time, as many families are struggling to provide basic school supplies for their children:

There are a lot of students who come to school without supplies and food… The money donated by Butterfield will go a long way in providing assistance to less fortunate children. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Butterfield on behalf of the school and also to encourage other companies to consider making contributions towards similar programmes in their community. ”

St. Mary’s Primary School was selected because of its close proximity to the Butterfield’s head office at Carlisle House, Hincks Street, St. Michael.

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