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Tingle’s Distributors continues support of community

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 1:00 AM

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:

T&T Liquidators/Tingles Distributors, local distributors of the energy drink Liquid Nitro continued its support of the local community recently with another much needed donation.

The Ocho Rios-based company continued where they left off earlier in 2015, when they donated several pieces of medical equipment to the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, with yet another donation in December.

Items donated included 11 adult walkers, 15 pairs adult crutches, commode, bath chair, a pair walking sticks, a drug stand, and a stainless steel microwave.

Chief executive officer Hugh Tingle, said his company is doing the right thing in assisting the community

"So every year we try to give something no matter how small or how big it may be. Those are the items we gave this year and of course they are for use as the administrators see fit," Tingle said.

Nurse on duty, Opal Robinson received the gift and expressed appreciation for the items.

Tingle said as another contribution, his company would be going back to the hospital in the near future to service several air-conditioning units at the institution.

Apart from an earlier donation to the hospital in 2015, the company had also staged a walk-a-thon to raise funds for the physiotherapy department, in addition to making donations to the Ocho Rios primary and Great Pond basic schools.

Then, Ocho Rios Primary School benefited from a donation of a Hammond piano and several pieces of office equipment, while Great Pond basic received a table top refrigerator and two picnic benches.

T&T Liquidators/Tingles Distributors also collaborated with the St Ann Chamber of Commerce almost a year ago to donate two Dell computers and two 32-inch flat screen television sets to the Ocho Rios police station.

The company also assisted several successful Grade Six Achievement Test students with bursaries, during the summer.

"We always try to give back to the community whenever we can," Tingle stated.

"It's the right thing to do and we're happy we are able to help."

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