Ayanna Morgan (centre), daughter of the deceased Bonita Morgan, donating the cheques to president of the Barbados Cancer Society Dr Dorothy Cook-Johnson (left). At right is coordinator of the society’s client services and welfare programme, Jacqueline Skeete. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)
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The legacy of philanthropist, the late Bonita Morgan, lives on through her family.
Her husband Paul Morgan and daughter Ayanna Morgan donated a number of cheques to the Barbados Cancer Society today on behalf of Bonita, a former director at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.
“She was involved in so many charities so we wanted to contribute to the Cancer Society,” he said.
The funds were collected after Bonita’s memorial ceremony and will go towards the society’s client services and welfare programme, which is headed by coordinator Jacqueline Skeete. This programme primarily helps families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
“Many parents of children with cancer are unemployed, single parents or end up becoming unemployed [due to the time needed to care for their child]. They need funds for food, transport and medication – simple things like groceries, pyjamas and things which will make their child more comfortable – and that’s where we come in,” she said.
Bonita was diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away in April while undergoing treatment in Florida. (CA)