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Celebrities join the cause for St Elizabeth scholarships

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The St Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation will be staging its second Celebrity Waiter Brunch tomorrow at the Boone Hall Oasis in St Andrew.

The event, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will see guests being served by local celebrities and prominent members of the society, all in a bid to raise funds for the foundation's scholarship programme, which benefits children of the parish.

Executive director of the foundation, Keith Russell-Brown, has promised guests a lovely day with excellent food, wonderful company and great entertainment in a beautiful setting.

Brown explained that the foundation hoped to award another scholarship based on the proceeds from the brunch and so was encouraging all St Elizabethans, friends and families to support the event.

Over the past 17 years, the St Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation has placed the education of the children of the parish as a top priority among its activities. Many youngsters in the parish have benefited from scholarships and educational grants as they seek to further their education. The most recent recipient was Rushina Pusey, a final-year student at the University of the West Indies. The presentation was made to Pusey in November last year at the St Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation's annual awards banquet. The scholarship was sponsored by Sunshine Auto Parts Ltd, whose managing director is vice-chairman of the homecoming foundation's board. There has also been an ongoing motivational programme in schools across the parish aimed at improving discipline and fostering the students' educational development.