Lashley wants more help for groups
Hamilton Lashley wants more corporate businesses to contribute to the community groups.
The former parliamentarian, and founder of the Hamilton Lashley Foundation made this comment during a media briefing to highlight the successes of the Barbadian contingent who gained 21 medals at the recently concluded Powergen Special Olympics in Trinidad & Tobago.
“There are many companies that you approach and very little of them make any contribution. I was reminded by the secretary that they are not small companies but large companies that we believe could contribute but they are absolutely not doing so.
“I don’t want to be critical of them, but I am hoping in the future particularly with the success of the team in Trinidad that they will see it very possible that when we go on our eighth expedition to make a contribution to send these children to compete,” said Lashley.
Speaking at the Parkinson Resource Centre on Wednesday, Lashley added that in the midst of financial difficulties the team which consisted of 11 students – nine males and two females – were still capable of competing at their highest bringing home one silver and 20 bronze.
“The expedition to Trinidad this year was probably the most successful by the Barbadian contingent at the Powergen Special Olympics in Trinidad.
“The team came back with the greatest medal tally for the seven years that we were going to Trinidad to compete in these games. It is at times like these that we need to pay respect for the contribution of these special children.”
The group included participants from All Saints Special Unit, Charles F. Broome Special Unit, Erdiston Special Unit, Eagle Hall Special Unit, Irving Wilson School and the Ann Hill School.