3 Nov 2006

$1.2 million donated by Capelton to various charities in St. Mary

Author: webmaste | Filed under: Charity

Capleton’s manager, Claudette Kemp, said ‘A St Mary Me Come From’ “marks Capleton’s contribution to the community”, naming the Port Maria Hospital (a new X-Ray machine), Islington High School (a computer lab) and the Annotto Bay Hospital ($500,000 to build a waiting area for patients), Port Maria Primary School, the St. Mary Police Youth Club netball and football teams among the numerous beneficiaries over the years.

$1.2 million donated by Capleton to various charities in St. Mary written 11/3/06 yardflex.com
St. Mary’s favourite son, Clifton ‘Capleton’ Bailey, was honoured recently by the St. Mary parish council for his sterling work in the area of charity. Capleton hails from Islington, and who is the brother to Olympian Aileen Bailey, also donated $1.2 million to various charities that day. He was honoured for his consistency in donating to schools, hospitals and clinics in the parish. He has also assisted the Police Youth Club Sports programme.
The breakdown of the monies donated is as follows:The Annotto Bay Hospital – $500,000

Douglas Clarke Community Centre – $100,000

The Infirmary – $100,000

3D’s .St. Mary – $50..000

Mothers in Crisis – $50,000

Police Youth Club – $50,000

Islington High School – $100,000

Axlum Football Club – $100,000 (among other donations).

Eighteen (18) persons were honoured that day, and were drawn from all areas of St. Mary’s social world: teachers, Nurses, Social Workers, Firemen, Farmers and persons who did great deeds. One such person was Lancebert Brown, who was honoured for Gallantry, as he rescued a policeman who was swept away by flood rains.The St. Mary Ministers’ Fraternal as well as the four Taxi Associations, were also honoured.

In his address, Mayor Bobby Montague thanked the honourees. for their contribution and urged others to evaluate themselves. He also asked them to be more aware of their history, and that they ought to contribute to community development, so that St. Mary may continue to be the best parish in Jamaica. Special guest at the function was Mr. William Saunders, Board member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF).

Posted by yardFlex at November 3, 2006 07:57 AM