Robert Bailey, Sunday Gleaner Writer
Weise Road Basic School, along with Albert Street, Franklin Town, Paradise Street, Reita Jane Thomas and Life Tabernacle basic schools, was the recipient of cash donations from this year's staging of the Bell-Ziadie Memorial football match.
Clive 'Busy' Campbell, organiser of the tournament, handed over his association's donations to the various representatives of the schools at the presentation ceremony, which was held at the Cuddy'z Sports Bar & Grill in New Kingston last Thursday.
In addition to cash, Weise Road Basic School also received a refrigerator and products from sponsors Reggae Jammin.
Grateful for assistance
Fitzroy South, board member of the Weise Road Basic School, said they are very grateful for the assistance.
"I am very ecstatic to receive these gifts for the school and I am very thankful to all of the sponsors and organisers who made this possible for us," said South. "I want to wish them more blessings in their business endeavours going forward."
Audrey Thomas, principal of Paradise Street, was delighted.
"We are most appreciative of it because we need help at our school. It will be used to buy materials for the school and also breakfast. We provide a breakfast service for the children whose parents cannot afford it and we also provide fruits during break for them."
Campbell said they are committed to helping with the development of Jamaica's youth from the early-childhood stage.
"I am feeling good," said Campbell.
"The thing is that there are a lot of basic schools out there that need help right now, and so we are doing the best that we can do to assist them, and I know that they will appreciate it."
Continuing, Campbell added: "We have been doing this for the past 25 years, and so I know that it will go a far way in helping with the development of our youth from an early age."
The Bell-Ziadie Memorial match was held on October 17 at the Winchester Park football field.