Island News – The Challenor Ice Bucket Challenge Reaping Rewards
Did you know that the there was an Ice Bucket Challenge to raising funds for the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre.
One Donor towards the cause Mr.Yarde, who spearheaded the effort, recently donated cash to the care officer at the centre, Sheldene Applewaite.
He said “We as Barbadians need to stop looking and saying somebody else will deal with that; but need to step up and help when we can, where we can and how we can.”
Yarde initially started a collection drive for the centre when he was told about some of the challenges the school was experiencing.
Donations can continue to be made through the Broad Street branch of RBC, Account No. 4654281, or directly to the centre.
Applewaite said the school was faced with termite infestation, inadequate fencing to secure the property, rotting palm trees at risk of falling and damaging the structures, and general lack of resources to adequately cater to the children’s needs.