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$50 000 boost for Needy Children’s Fund

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$50 000 boost for Needy Children’s Fund

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Aunty Olga and her Needy Children’s Fund have been given a major boost. Last Friday the fund received a cheque for $50 000 from the Ship Inn and some of the event’s major sponsors. Graham Turner, general manager of The Ship Inn, called the last Fun Run “an overwhelming success”, having registered a record number of participants. He added that even though the organisers did not expect to do as well, given the current economic situation, sponsors assisted greatly with the efforts. “We called on corporate Barbados, and they found funds and we have been astounded at the amount they have given,” said Turner.Coordinator of the event, Dawn-Lisa Callender-Smith, thanked everyone for their support, especially the children and schools who were involved. She said this year there were three more schools who joined the efforts.  “Having the schools involved is encouraging as we want children to help other children as they support the Needy Children’s Fund,” Callender-Smith said.For their contributions to the event, the Ursuline Convent, who sold over 800 Fun Run shirts, received a new 2000 portable projector and other prizes from Chefette Restaurants. St Winifred’s  School received a desktop computer with the compliments of Atlantic Computers.Some of the major sponsors represented were LIME, Barbados National Bank, Chefette, and The Ship Inn. (LK)