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Glacia Robinson to make donation to hospital that treated her

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey
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"But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" Luke 12:48

Manchester:

With the kindness extended to her throughout her illness and her stay at the Percy Junor Hospital in Spaldings, Manchester, well-known songstress Glacia Robinson, in partnership with GT Sound, will be giving back to the hospital's paediatric ward at the end of the year.

Robinson, who left Jamaica over 19 years ago to seek an accurate diagnosis and effective medical treatment for a condition that had doctors in Jamaica baffled, sees it only fitting to invest in the Jamaican health system.

Her donation will be made possible through her appearance, as the headlining act, at the second staging of GT's production's 'The Experience', which will be held at the Manchester High School on Boxing Day, December 26.

According to publicist Keisha Thomas, Percy Junor Hospital now holds a special place in Robinson's heart.

"The team from 'The Experience' recently paid a visit to the hospital's paediatric department, and was furnished with a list identifying the areas of greatest need. Part proceeds from this year's staging of the event will be used to donate well-needed items to the hospital's operations."

Thomas revealed that Robinson's mysterious sickness placed a halt on her career as a gospel songwriter, singer, composer, poet and worshipper. However, on her trip back to Jamaica, she is expected to share her testimony by recounting her experience of the healing power of God at the gospel show.

"The Experience, the 'I Rise' edition, is expected to break records in 2017 with Glacia Robinson, the Jamaican crowd favourite, returning to her hometown in Manchester, Jamaica, to perform for the first time after 19 years. While here, she will also be visiting various hospitals, ministering to the sick to offer them hope through her own experience. Other local gospel greats such as Kevin Downswell, Prodigal Son, Kecia Peart and many more are expected to be on the show," said Thomas.

The 1998 JCDC Gospel Song Competition winner is known for hit songs such as I am a Winner, It's Not Over Now, Hold My Hand Today, and Survivor which she wrote for her fellow Jamaicans in response to Hurricane Ivan.

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