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Hussey family brings Christmas cheer to Trelawny children

Published:Monday | December 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Janet Pinnock (left), vice-president of the Young Ladies Ministry of the Bounty Hall New Testament Church of God, presents an appreciation award to Christelle Harris for her work with the church.
A few of the beneficiaries with Christelle Harris during the treat.

The Hussey family, operators of Hampden Estate, brought Christmas cheer to the children of Bounty Hall and adjoining communities in Trelawny recently.

They provided the children with toys and gifts, a cooked meal, cake and ice cream. Christelle Harris, the 2006 Miss Jamaica world runner-up and the director of marketing for Hampden Estate, has been working closely with the Young Ladies Ministry of the Bounty Hall New Testament Church of God in the parish, by providing support in cash and kind for several outreach projects through the Christelle Harris Charity Foundation (CHCF) over the past two years.

"This is a joy for me, I am very passionate about our children, but I could not have done this on my own. The key to the success of the foundation over the years has been the tremendous support from family and friends," said Harris, who is a granddaughter of Ruth and the late Laurie Hussey.

The non-profit CHCF started in June 2008 to provide support for patients at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, and has since spread its act of benevolence to select areas in Jamaica through partnerships with private associates, Everglades Farms and her family.