Bookmark Jamaica-Gleaner.com
Go-Jamaica Gleaner Classifieds Discover Jamaica Youth Link Jamaica
Business Directory Go Shopping inns of jamaica Local Communities

Home
Lead Stories
News
Business
Sport
Commentary
Letters
Entertainment
Farmer's Weekly
What's Cooking
International
Eye on Science
The Star
E-Financial Gleaner
Overseas News
The Voice
Communities
Hospitality Jamaica
Google
Web
Jamaica- gleaner.com

Archives
1998 - Now (HTML)
1834 - Now (PDF)
Services
Find a Jamaican
Library
Live Radio
Weather
Subscriptions
News by E-mail
Newsletter
Print Subscriptions
Interactive
Chat
Dating & Love
Free Email
Guestbook
ScreenSavers
Submit a Letter
WebCam
Weekly Poll
About Us
Advertising
Gleaner Company
Contact Us
Other News
Stabroek News

Hearts pour out to Lenissa
published: Thursday | January 26, 2006

Tashieka Mair, Gleaner Writer


Lenissa Woolcock, 15, a student of Anchovy High School, in St. James, needs help to pay both travelling and surgery expenses to remove the growth from her left eye. She is scheduled to leave the island in March for surgery in Cuba. - CLAUDINE HOUSEN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

IN RESPONSE to a story published in The Gleaner yesterday about the plight of young Lenissa Woolcock, who has a large tumour on her left eye, many Jamaicans have empathised with her, and seem willing to assist the 15-year-old Anchovy High School student.

Calls have been pouring into Gleaner newsrooms islandwide from people willing to offer assistance. The NCB branches across the island have also received numerous calls from interested parties who wanted information on how to make donations to assist the teen with her urgently needed operation.

ACCOUNT INACTIVE

However, there was an unfortunate snag, as the NCB account number published yesterday is inactive. The bank was not able to immediately reopen the account because of administrative and legal requirements. Contributions can now be made to Scotiabank account number 907013 at the Montego Bay branch.

There have been positive responses from corporate Jamaica, which has also thrown its support behind Lenissa. Diana Blake-Bennett, Marketing Manager of Restaurant Associates Limited, has also expressed an interest in the matter and has promised to make a donation. Another interested company is Solution Integrators in the Corporate Area. Air Jamaica has also confirmed it will provide tickets for Lenissa and her mother to make the trip overseas.

More Lead Stories



Print this Page

Letters to the Editor

Most Popular Stories




































Copyright 1997-2005 Gleaner Company Ltd.
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Letters to the Editor | Suggestions | Add our RSS feed
Home - Jamaica Gleaner