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Half Moon makes big donation to Cornwall Regional Hospital

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:10 AM
From left: Shernette Crichton, director of resort operations, Half Moon, and Guy Steuart, chairman of Half Moon, listen as Anthony Smikle, chief executive officer of Cornwall Regional Hospital, shares how the money donated by the resort will be used by the hospital.

Half Moon has once again shown its commitment to St James, this time through the donation of more than $1.5 million to the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

The funds were raised from a benefit performance of the Patrick Brown-produced play Frank the Freak which was held at the resort's conference centre in May.

"Half Moon has been a very active member of the St James community and consistently undertakes initiatives to support soci-economic development in the parish. We are happy to partner with the Cornwall Regional Hospital, and we remain committed to helping them in their efforts to service the residents of western Jamaica," said Shernette Crichton, director of operations at Half Moon.

This is not the first charitable donation the resort has made to the hospital. Over the years, the resort has not only given financial support, but has also engaged in beautification projects, donated golf carts and distributed care packages to patients.

The $1.5 million will go towards purchasing defibrillator and electrocardiograph (ECGG/EKG) machines.

 

Grateful

 

"On behalf of everyone at the hospital we are truly grateful and appreciative of this donation and in our time of need it will go a far way. We will be using the funds to purchase much-needed equipment for the accident and emergency department that will help to improve how we service the public," said chief executive officer at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Anthony Smikle

The benefit performance was held with the support of several companies, including Seaboard Marine, Kestrel Liner Agency, Massy Gas Products and The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited.