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Students at St Christopher’s School for the Deaf feted

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann:

There seemed no words to express the joy felt by students at the St Christopher's School for the Deaf in Brown's Town, St Ann, as they were feted by the C&WJ Cooperative Credit Union recently. The students, who are hearing impaired, enjoyed ice cream and cake served by Andrea Mumby, C&WJ's regional operations manager, western branches. "Each year we try to exercise our social responsibility by reaching out to members of the society in the areas where we operate," Mumby told Rural Xpress."

Mumby added: "It's basically fulfilling our mandate to be a socially responsible financial institution." The credit union also donated grocery items to the school, inclusive of rice, flour, sugar, cornmeal, milk, oats, salt fish, sardines, macaroni, Lasco food drinks, tissue and bath soap. The authorities at the 73-year-old school expressed delight at the gift and thanked Mumby for the kind gesture.

This recent outreach is nothing new to the credit union as the company has made it a habit to assist organisations where necessary. Earlier this year, Mumby left her office in St Ann's Bay and visited the St Ann Infirmary in Priory to serve bun and cheese to the residents, during the company's annual Easter treat. Last year, C&WJ also fÍted children at Mustard Seed Communities in Murray Mountain, St Ann.

"We do this because we realise that we have to share, we have to give back to the society," Mumby stated.

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