Republic Bank Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Sophia Allsopp Cambridge (centre) with Branch Manager, Wildey and Worthing, Adam Waterman, who received the donation from St. Gabriel’s student, Ayobami Leon-Barker, accompanied by other students and Principal Angela Blackett (left). (GP)
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A little pocket money can go a long way!
That’s just one of the lessons learnt by the students of St Gabriel’s School who recently made a donation towards The Bahamas Hurricane Dorian relief effort, with assistance from Republic Bank.
The students spent two weeks collecting pocket money for the worthy cause by placing their dollar notes and coins into a specially decorated jar.
The effort culminated on Tuesday when a group of exuberant student ambassadors visited Republic Bank’s Wildey Branch to deposit almost $1 500 to the fund.
Manager Adam Waterman hosted the group, which included principal Angela Blackett, at the Wildey Branch. They were welcomed by Republic Bank Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Sophia Allsopp Cambridge, and guided through the deposit process by Teller Supervisor, Donna Drakes.
In addition to successfully making the deposit, the students learnt valuable lessons including why people need commercial banks, how counting machines work and how commercial banks process deposits.
Blackett said the proposal to make a small personal sacrifice to help the Bahamian people came from the students and she thanked Republic Bank for facilitating the deposit and making the trip a valuable educational experience.
Allsopp Cambridge encouraged others to follow the students’ example by contributing to Republic Bank account no. 028334932001, opened to facilitate donations towards the relief effort, following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. (PR/SAT)