LIFE . HEALTH . PENSIONS
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 28, 2015: In keeping with its social responsibility focus of health and wellness, Guardian Group recently made another donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Barbados towards their annual “Aware to Care” 5K Walk and Run and their general outreach and awareness programme. The effort led by two (2) staff champions – Kerry-Ann King and Shauna Paul was an extension of the support rendered to the organisation last year.
The effort by the staff under the theme “Let’s do this Guardian Family, Divide & Conquer” was the call to action for the staff to come out and support the initiative and better the Group’s performance at last year’s 5K Walk and Run. Through the staff champions, staff rallied together to be a part of the initiative and its wellness component by encouraging each other to walk after work in order to keep healthy and get in shape for the event. The initiative received a heartening response with contributions being made by staff which was matched by the company. Over 40 staff members participated in the 5K event with the Guardian Group team improving their 3rd place performance in 2014 by receiving the 2015 Team Award for the first group to finish.
In accepting the donation, President and Founder of the Foundation, Mr. Michael Turton expressed the organisation’s appreciation to Guardian Group for once again making a contribution to their programme. He emphasized the importance of being able to raise the awareness of Cystic Fibrosis as well as to utilize the funds to assist those children and families affected by the disease especially in terms of medical expenses. He indicated that it is the Foundation’s hope to establish a Cystic Fibrosis Centre in Barbados which will cater to the wider region, employing specialists who are adept in diagnosing and treating the disease.
Guardian Group remains committed to furthering the wellbeing of our community.
A beaming Mr. Michael Turton (c) surrounded by Mrs. Eurlinda Smith, Manager, Accounts, Guardian General (2nd right) and Mr. Amado Marcano , Branch Manager, Guardian Life of the Caribbean (2nd left) and other members of the Guardian Group Team
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