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'Charity in their genes'

Newman's family gives back to Trelawny Infirmary

Thursday, June 19, 2014    

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Following in the tradition of their mother's benevolent trait, the children of Maple --Rose Newman donated a brand new industrial washing machine and other items to the Trelawny Infirmary in Falmouth last Saturday.

Newman, known for her humility and generosity, died two years ago after working at the infirmary for over 20 years.

Her children, including sisters Tracy-Ann Tomlinson, Althea Dyer Williams, Alphie Mullings Aikens, Suejen Nelson and Ann-Marie Rose visited the facility on Saturday where they handed over a pressure cooker, an industrial washing machine, 30 gallons of liquid soap, 20 gallons of bleach, 16 gallons of disinfectant, a case of washing soap, among other things.

The residents and staff of the facility were also given a gift bag by Newman's offspring.

Tomlinson expressed that she and her siblings felt compelled to perpetuate memories of their mother's kindness.

"Wherever she went that community knew her as a giving person, whether it's her working community here, or where we lived in Martha Brae. She passed two years ago, and it is the family's commitment to give back to the community in honour of her giving spirit," Tomlinson argued.

She further noted that last year the family donated a public address system to a church in their native Martha Brae community.

Meanwhile, Avie-Ann Laing, acting matron of the Trelawny Infirmary thanked the family members for their generosity.

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