Leeward Island Cricketers Donate To Children’s Home Jermine Abel Story Updated: September 25th 2015 at 3:20 pm
Members of the Leeward Island Hurricane cricket franchise preparing for the start of the 2015/2016 Premier Cricket League (PCL), on Friday (Sept. 25) donated a quantity of food stuff and toiletries to the St. Christopher Children’s Home. Three members of the team- Steve Liburd, Jacques Taylor and Shane Jeffers handed over the supplies, which totaled EC$1,000 to Chairman of the Board of the St. Christopher Children’s Home, Sebastian Mottram. In his acceptance speech, Mottram expressed gratitude to the franchise for their “generosity” and “thoughtfulness” towards choosing the Children’s Home to make the donation. “It takes a village to raise a child and through community donations and thoughts, a home like this could keep running. We would like to commend the Hurricane franchise for their thoughtfulness and we thank them from the bottom of our heart.” Secretary at the Leeward Islands Cricket Board, Robert Jeffers explained it was a team initiative as the cricketers thought of a way to give back to the community in the Leeward Islands. He said that the team decided to raise funds among themselves of which they accumulated EC$1000. “From one instance they collected some monies, they consulted the matron of the home and they bought the supplies that you see here this morning…we are very happy to be here this morning.” Mottram handed over a plaque to the players and wish them success as they prepare for the cricket tournament. The entire training squad is currently in the federation where they are holding training sessions ahead of the PCL season which bowls off in November.