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Mayfield All-Age gives back to community

Saturday, December 21, 2013    

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THE elderly and shut-in residents of the St Elizabeth communities of Southfield, Yardley Chase, Bellevue, Top Hill and Queensbury, were recent beneficiaries of care packages that were distributed by principal, George Lewis, students and teachers of the Mayfield All-Age School, as a part of their "giving back to the community" initiative.

Lewis said the school made an appeal to its stakeholders — parents, teachers and business partners — for the donation of food items and toiletries to be placed in the school's 'Christmas Hamper'. The items were then used to prepare special care packages, which the principal said were well appreciated by the recipients, especially since it was made during the holiday season.

Lewis, who recently became principal of the school, has been pushing for the development of a very positive relationship with parents and residents from nearby communities.

"The parents, residents and the business community have been very supportive and this is our way of giving back. It is the season of giving and so we are happy for this opportunity to show the various communities that we appreciate their support," said the principal. "We recognise that at this time of year, because of the many activities that we are involved in, this particular group of individuals is sometimes inadvertently overlooked, and so Mayfield All Age School has made this group its focus [this year]. We want to ensure that they also feel the love and joy that the Christmas season brings," said Lewis. He indicated that the school would like to make it an annual activity on its calendar.

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