Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew makes donation to young cancer patients

Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew makes donation to young cancer patients

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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THE Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, in association with staff members of the Auditor General's Department and a few well-wishers, this week donated 74 personal care packages to cancer patients at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

The packages contained toiletries, reading books and colouring materials for the children, who are being treated at the hospital's oncology unit.

Alvernia Preparatory School Builders Club, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, was on hand to help the Kiwanians engage in a lively group and one-on-one storytelling and reading sessions with some of the children .

The Alvernia Preparatory School Builders Club is a student-led club for children, which empowers the minors with self-confidence, leadership and life skills through devoted service to their school and community.

Marie Brown, recently elected president for the 2019-2020 administrative year of the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, commended the service-oriented and volunteer-minded staff members of the Auditor General's Department and other well-wishers who played a big role in securing the items for the children.

“The Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew's core aim is to serve the children through collaborative efforts like these. Our devoted members are thankful, especially to the staff members at the Auditor General's Department who helped us in extending a compassionate hand to our little ones who are struggling with cancer. It shows that if more people come on board to rally around any issue which affects our nation's children, the kids will be better off for it ,” she said.

The Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, which forms part of Division 23 Central in the Eastern Canada and the Caribbean district of Kiwanis International, is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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