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Bolt to the rescue

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 10:14 PM

 

Multiple World and Olympic medal winner Usain Bolt will be donating $1 million to assist the wards of the state who have been displaced, due to the fire at Walker’s Place of Safety in St. Andrew. The funds will be made available through the Usain Bolt Foundation.

The Foundation, which was established in 2011 targets children and their particular needs.

 In a release Tuesday night, chairman of the foundation, Winsome Wilkins, said Bolt, the world 100 and 200 metres record holder, was moved by the tragedy at the home, which saw two wards of the state being killed and another 34 displaced. She added that the Foundation, which is dedicated to the legacy of happy children and to enhance their educational and cultural development was chosen by Bolt as the best vehicle through which he would show his support for those who have suffered.

Preparations are now being made to have the donation handed over by Bolt early next week to the Child Development Agency (CDA).