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CIBC donates to QEH through Broadway Trust

JOHN SEALY, [email protected]

CIBC donates to QEH through Broadway Trust

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There will not be a Broadway To Barbados show this year, but organisers of the fundraising trust have found a way to support their main beneficiary, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.  

Last year the bank made a commitment of $100 000 over five years to the Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust and yesterday’s presentation represented the second instalment of $20 000.

Chairman of the trust, Robert Bourque, in thanking the bank, represented by chief executive officer Gary Brown, said that due to circumstances beyond their control, “the Broadway To Barbados show, which has been held annually and [is] very popular, had to be suspended this year” and the trust was still trying to resolve some of the difficulties and problems.

Bourque said the trust was focusing on the programme started several years ago after the QEH had difficulty maintaining a complete inventory of all the supplies needed for critical care.

Brown said it was wonderful to be part of the work that the trust was doing in support of the hospital.

He said he was disappointed that the show was not being held this year but the importance of the charitable work was pre-eminent.

“We want to ensure that CIBC FirstCaribbean supports the good work that is done here,” he said.

Chief executive officer of the hospital, Dr Dexter James, described the day as special because it marked an evolutionary development of philanthropy with the QEH. He said donations that came to the hospital were streamlined, adding that the funds received were not mixed with the operating funds. (JS)