Trust gives big hand to Cancer Society
Patient care amenities worth over $128 000 were donated to the Barbados Cancer Society by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.
The trust financed a colon diagnostic suite, a digital mammography suite and a patient transport service bus, all of which were blessed and handed over to the society yesterday during a presentation ceremony and reception at the society’s Henry’s Lane, Collymore Rock headquarters.
The trust was founded by Christopher Holder and Chester Brewster in memory of Maria Holder. Her son Christopher, who is chairman of the trust, said his mother, a former member of the Cancer Society, was devoted to the society’s work in Barbados.
“My mother was very passionate about the work she did for the Cancer Society and spoke very highly of the wonderful things they were doing. So we felt as a board that it was only fitting that we continue to help with the wonderful things the society was doing.
“I am sure over the years we will do more with the Cancer Society, so sharpen your pencils with some more ideas. Thank you, everyone, for all you are doing for all those people in need,” he said.
Minister of Health Donville Inniss expressed his gratitude to the trust board for the significant donation. He encouraged non-governmental organisations to continue to contribute to the country’s health care.
“Over the years the Barbados Cancer Society has complemented the Government’s effort in offering early detection clinics for breast, cervical and prostate cancer. The availability of this diagnostic clinic, which will facilitate the visual examination of the colon, is indeed timely for Barbados,” the minister said. (AH)