MONTEGO BAY, St James - MegaMart, Montego Bay has partnered with the charitable organisation We Care for Cornwall Regional Hospital to assist the facility in realising their healthcare goals in the western Region.
Already the foundation, which is the brainchild of Adam Stewart, the chief executive officer of Sandals Resort International and Jamaica Observer deputy chairman, has raised more that US$ 73,000 in cash.
Other board members include Brian Jardim, Candis Craig, Jaime Stewart-McConnell, Paula Kerr-Jarrett and Eleanor Miller.
"MegaMart's role will begin with a point of sale donation that will encourage our shoppers to donate at any cashier a minimum of $30. Each donation will be matched by MegaMart as they are staunch supporters of this very necessary facility that serves the western Region," the company said in a statement.
At the recent launch of the initiative, CEO of the hospital, Everton Anderson, expressed sincere gratitude to the private sector for coming to the assistance of the health facility.
"The role of private citizens is so integral to the hospital's survival and we are very happy for this support. It will allow us to continue our quest to provide the best healthcare, but with more and better resources available," Anderson said.
Store Manager of the Montego Bay MegaMart, Robert Wong, expressed, "MegaMart continues to be a significant part of Jamaica's development. We look forward to this partnership and hope to raise as much funds as possible to ensure Cornwall Regional Hospital is well maintained. This hospital serves a large region and definitely needs our support. We hope our customers will join us in this philanthropic movement."
Other partners include, Rainforest Seafoods, Caribbean Producers and Fontana Pharmacy.