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C&WJ Credit Union spreads Easter cheer to children’s home, infirmary

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer
Andrea Mumby, regional operations manager,  Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-op Credit Union ready to serve bun and cheese to the children at Windsor Lodge Children’s Home.
Andrea Mumby, regional operations manager, Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-op Credit Union ready to serve bun and cheese to the children at Windsor Lodge Children’s Home.

The Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-op Credit Union (C&WJ) continued its Easter tradition of helping the less fortunate by reaching out to the residents at the St Ann Infirmary and the Windsor Lodge Children’s Home in Manchester over the Easter weekend.

In the tradition of the season, the residents were treated to bun and cheese and fruit juice and other goodies by the corporate entity.

Approximately 60 children are housed at Windsor Lodge, while the capacity at the infirmary is over a hundred.

Andrea Mumby, C&WJ’s regional operations manager, told The Gleaner on Sunday that the treats represent the credit union’s mandate to live up it its social responsibility in communities.

“As a result of this social responsibility, we were happy to share the love at Easter,” she pointed out.

“Every year at Easter, the credit union treats the residents at the St Ann Infirmary. Last year, we also treated residents at the St Mary Infirmary and so this year, along with the St Ann Infirmary, we also visited the Windsor Lodge Children’s Home in Royal Flat in Manchester.”

Outside of the Easter treats, C&WJ has, for the past two years, treated street people in St Ann’s Bay to lunch during Credit Union Week, observed every October. During that week, also, each C&WJ branch donates two gift baskets to needy families in the area that each branch operates.

Mumby said that the Easter treat will be extended to other parishes in the future.