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Shaggy meets $100m target for Bustamante Hospital

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM
International recording artiste and philanthropist Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell (background, fourth left) is joined by corporate sponsors and other supporters during the handover of a cheque for $100 million, representing the meeting of the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation's target for last month's staging of the Shaggy and Friends Concert.
International recording artiste Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell (centre) signs a cheque for $100 million as Drs Brian James and Michelle Ann Richards Dawson of the Bustamante Hospital for Children look on at a handover ceremony held yesterday at the hospital in Kingston. The cheque handover represents the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation meeting the target, which Burrell set for the Shaggy and Friends concert held last month.

The Bustamante Hospital For Children (BHC) yesterday received $100 million from the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation, meeting the target that conceptualiser and founder, Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell, announced last year.

Addressing the launch of the Shaggy and Friends Concert last December, the international icon and philanthropist had indicated that he was confident that the charity event, which was held in January, could generate the funds being targeted.

Through his Make A Difference Foundation, the entertainer has used the proceedings to purchase hundreds of pieces of vital equipment for the BHC.

In 2016, more than 450 pieces of equipment were purchased and handed over to the hospital from the funds raised at that year's staging of the event.