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Tag Archives: fundraisers

  1. UNDP actions a 3-phased approach to volcano relief efforts for St Vincent and the Grenadines

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has coordinated a three-phased approach to the relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the violent volcanic eruptions of the La Soufrière Volcano. Following the eruption on 8 April 2021, it is estimated that 16,000 to 20,000 persons have […]

    April 23, 2021ControversyNo comments
  2. Barbadians are being asked to donate towards urgently needed supplies for Vincentians

    Arising from the ongoing discussions between authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, Barbadian businesses and individuals are being asked to contribute items to a list of urgently needed supplies for the people of that nation. Since yesterday, emergency agencies there have been grappling with the effects of La Soufriere volcano’s eruptions, which […]

    April 10, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Please help our co-founder Dawn as she seeks to get #Endometriosis surgery in April

    Our CoFounder Dawn was diagnosed in 2006 with Endometriosis. She had 3 subsequent surgeries – a 2nd laparoscopy in 2008, an appendectomy in 2009 (but related to endo) and a subtotal hysterectomy in 2014 (at which point, she had Endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids). Now in 2021, Dawn needs an additional surgery to: – explore the […]

    March 13, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. LIONS CLUB & CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ADDRESS PAEDIATRIC CANCER

    The Lions Club of Christ Church West has taken on the mammoth task of addressing paediatric cancers. This from secretary of the club, Lion Marie-Stella Nicholls whose brainchild it was to take on a project to help raise funds for paediatric cancer patients. She explained this to Raymond Ward, Manager Business Development-Corporate Banking at CIBC […]

    February 11, 2021HealthNo comments
  5. UWI receives US$250,000 towards student scholarships from CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) presented a cheque for US$250,000 to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) for tuition scholarships for students in need of financial support. Approximately US$108,000 of the funds are already allocated to undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. […]

    December 7, 2020Education1 comment
  6. Help Brian Marshall: “Roots, Rock, Recovery” at Club Copacabana, 3rd Oct. 2020

    Brian Marshall, half of Kite and award-winning Shoestring Studios lost the use of the right side of his body after an unexpected Haemorrhagic Stroke. He now has to learn to speak, write and walk all over again. A phenomenal guitarist, this is a horrific tragedy but it can be made easier if we all pitch […]

    September 19, 2020Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. BARBADIAN HOSPICE, ‘CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES’ HIT HARD BY COVID19, APPROX. $75,000 LOST

    When Barbados isolated itself from the rest of the world like most of the planet from the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. the imposing of measures had a ripple effect everywhere – Tourism, Medicine, Food Service and Security and in the domain of Charity as well. An area you’d think some of the shockwaves would be buffered. […]

    July 20, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES US $250,000 TO REGIONAL COVID-19 FIGHT

    Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean is moving to assist countries across the region to purchase much-needed COVID – 19 testing kits. The bank, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, will donate a total of USD$250,000 toward the purchase of the kits in the countries across its regional footprint. The bank will make the […]

    March 31, 2020BusinessNo comments
  9. We Gatherin’ – Philanthropy Drive; Maurice Byer Polyclinic

    An element of the We Gatherin’ year of celebrations is the philanthropy drive. Each month, public health facilities in the highlighted parish will be the focus of the drive. For the month of February, the attention is turned to the parish of St. Peter. Dr Cheryl McCollin, Medical Officer of Health at the polyclinic explains […]

    February 3, 2020Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. EU AMBASSADOR COMMENDS CARIBBEAN EXPORT FOR WORK DONE TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency has recently received commendation from H.E. Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, Head of the EU Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, Eastern Caribbean, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, for the agency’s work involving the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement or EPA. The CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement or EPA is a trade and development partnership […]

    January 27, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  11. St. Winifred’s School donates to the relief efforts in The Bahamas

    Students, staff and supporters of the St. Winifred’s School in Pine Hill, St. Michael Barbados donate a cheque in the sum of BDS $5,000.00 towards the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in the impacted islands of The Bahamas. Both students were applauded for their initiative and kind contribution in designing custom bracelets, which were sold […]

    October 21, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  12. QEH TO GET $166 000 KERATOCONUS MACHINE FROM FIRSTCARIBBEAN COMTRUST FOUNDATION

    If all goes as planned, come World Sight Day 2019, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital should have its first ever Pentogram Tomography Machine. The state of the art ophthalmology machine, worth around BDS$166 000 represents the latest technology in eye examination and will be able to perform 3D investigations of the eye and be used to […]

    September 7, 2019Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS TO HOST TELETHON FOR ASSISTING CARICOM RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR BAHAMAS

    The Mia Mottley Administration will be conducting a whistle-stop mission with the 15 member trade bloc of the Caribbean Community or CARICOM as well as CDEMA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to assess the most crucial needs for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the pummeling it got from Hurricane Dorian. Dorian is now […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. LOCAL PARALYMPIANS LOOK FOR CORPORATE SUPPORT AS THEY HEAD FOR LIMA GAMES

    The Paralympic Association of Barbados needs the help of both everyday and corporate Barbadians to see they can successfully travel and compete with the best possible gear for the Lima Championships later this month which are qualifiers for the 32nd Olympiad of Tokyo next year… Sean Cook, the Public Relations Officer for the PAB also […]

    August 6, 2019Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  15. Adtalem Global Education Institutions Make Community Investments Across the Caribbean

    Two medical schools and the veterinary medicine school operated in the Caribbean by Adtalem Global Education are leading a dedicated community investment program to support the island nations in which they teach. These community programs include a variety of activities and volunteer support, as well as financial contributions and the donation of computer equipment and […]

    May 27, 2019EducationNo comments
  16. Salvation Army donors urged to submit TAMIS numbers

    Barbadians who supported The Salvation Army’s recent Christmas Kettle fundraising appeal, have not submitted their Tax Information Numbers (TIN) and may not be able to file those donations on their income tax returns. Major Walcott said The Army was hoping for a quick response so that donors would not be disadvantaged. “We are grateful to […]

    March 10, 2019EventsNo comments
  17. SALVATION ARMY’S CHRISTMAS KETTLE APPEAL EXCEEDS 2018 TARGET

    The Salvation Army is giving praise to both individual and corporate Barbados as the goal for the Christmas Kettles were reached and exceeded. Mrs Sherma Evelyn from the Army’s clerical department made this revelation while explaining how potential donors can make a special contribution which can be considered tax deductible; – Mrs Evelyn gave a […]

    February 20, 2019Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Keratoconus Barbados – A support and advocacy group for the rare eye condition launches awareness & fundraising effort

    Barbados will see the launch of a support and advocacy group for the rare condition keratoconus, on the 3rd of February at Radisson Aquatica Resort at 3 pm. The event is free of cost for interested persons. Keratoconus is a progressive, rare eye condition that causes visual impairment with blurred vision and high sensitivity to […]

    February 1, 2019Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. Salvation Army confident that Barbadians will always care at Christmas

    It’s Christmas… who cares? The Salvation Army does, and they are hoping that even amidst economic austerity, Barbadians will again show how much they care by supporting the Army’s annual Christmas Kettle and Letter appeals. Community Relations Officer, Major Denzil Walcott said the message this year would be simple and fitting in the current circumstances: […]

    November 6, 2018MusicNo comments
  20. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN GETS READY FOR WALK FOR THE CURE

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is a hive of activity with the annual Walk for the Cure only days away. The event, now in its seventh year is held in conjunction with the Barbados Cancer Society’s Breast Screening Programme which is the beneficiary of all funds raised. The bank’s Walk Manager Carolann Nurse together with her […]

    October 2, 2018HealthNo comments
  21. ‘WALK FOR THE CURE’ COMMITTEE MOUNTS “DOLLAR DRIVE” AND “PAINT FOR THE CURE”

    As fund raising efforts intensify for the upcoming 2018 edition of the Walk for the Cure National Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, the public will be invited to join the employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in the various branches as they mount the Pink Ribbon Dollar Drive. On Friday 31st August, clients visiting the […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, PaintingNo comments
  22. Flow lends helping hand to Cancer Society, HIV/AIDS Food Bank and Prison Fellowship

    The gift of giving will continue to flow for hundreds of Barbadian families who rely on the Barbados Cancer Society, the Prison Fellowship and the HIV/AIDS Food Bank for assistance. The three organisations were recently presented with $15,000 worth of Massy Store vouchers from leading telecommunications provider Flow as part of the company’s recent Christmas […]

    December 15, 2017HealthNo comments
  23. Salvation Army appealing to Barbadian Generosity for Christmas Kettle Appeal

    This year’s Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal is being seen as one of the most critical in recent memory, coming amidst continuing economic challenges affecting the most vulnerable members of society. Speaking ahead of the official launch of the Christmas Kettle appeal, taking place at 10:00 a.m. this Friday 10th November at […]

    November 8, 2017Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  24. A global Red Cross team is on its way to Roseau

    A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to Dominica.The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for Red Cross support to the battered island. Initial relief efforts will focus on shelter, water, food, sanitation, and broader health. […]

    September 22, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  25. Scotiabank donates $500,000 USD to organizations supporting hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean

    Scotiabank is donating $500,000 USD to charitable organizations assisting with the rescue and relief efforts in the many Caribbean countries impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Canadian Red Cross will receive $250,000 of Scotiabank’s donation, with the remainder being directed to initiatives supporting young people in the affected communities. Red Cross Societies are already active, mobilizing […]

    September 18, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments