Fund launched to aid Antoine Williams
THE LOCAL entertainment fraternity launched a fund raising project to help ailing cultural practitioner Antoine Williams at the offices of the City of Bridgetown this morning.
Williams, who was diagnosed with colon cancer, is scheduled to have surgery on Monday. The accompanying costs are approximately $200 000.
Persons can donate funds to account number 928078 at all branches of the City of Bridgetown credit union.
There will also be a special production of Laff It Off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to raise funds for the initiative on Saturday.
“We were hanging out at venue one Wednesday night when it was brought to my attention and Eleanor [Rice-Watson] that a member of the entertainment fraternity was seriously ill and Sade [Leon Slinger-Folkes] took it to heart that we should do something for that person,” recalled radio personality Anthony Admiral Nelson at the press briefing.
He was accompanied at the head table by Slinger -Folkes, Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire, Calypso tent manager Rice-Watson and marketing manager (ag) at City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Limited, Winston Alleyne.
Nelson said it was later discovered the person was Williams (above) whose voice was heard during the Crop Over Festival especially during the Parade of Bands with Margaret Allman-Goddard at the National Stadium.
Nelson said Williams also worked with many people giving them of his time and service. (JS)