Despite operating in less than ideal conditions and struggling to raise funds to build a new building, the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is still working in the community and with the help of CIBC FirstCaribbean will bring some Christmas cheer to at least sixty children from the surrounding communities.

The YMCA will host the Christmas party which will have numerous fun-filled activities for the children. A committee has been formed which will include a staff member from the bank to help with the plans for the party.

Michelle Whitelaw presents the cheque to President Emerald Holder

Director, Retail Banking Channels, Michelle Whitelaw, on handing over the cheque for the sponsorship of the event said to the YMCA Board members present, as well as other invited guests, that ÇIBC FirstCaribbean is happy to assist young people of the various communities in which the bank operates. She said that she considered it a privilege to assist the YMCA, which has been around for over 135 years, and offered her help on the day of the party adding that she would also mobilise some of her colleagues to help.

The sponsorship of this children’s Christmas party is all part of a larger Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that the bank has signed with the YMCA to assist the organisation over the long term.

President of the YMCA Emerald Holder thanked the bank for its continued support.

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