Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited's Mark Hart added brownie points to his long list of cause-related efforts when he dined and wined gastronomic lovers at the Round Hill Hotel in the Second City last Wednesday night.
A member of the 'We Care for Cornwall' charity team, Hart, partnered with Round Hill's Martin Maginley in a simply delicious Epicurean delight.
Attended by an intimate group of Montegonians who turned out to support the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), Hart who was excited by the support reiterated, "Cornwall is the primary source of health care this side of the island".
"It is very easy to understand why we must support this hospital and the doctors who work there," he underlined.
The Montego Bay businessman, who comes from a family renowned for building the greater part of the city, invited everyone to get involved in the project, "Because we have this false sense of security that we can fly to Miami when we get sick".
He warned that in an emergency Cornwall Regional was the only sensible option. "We have the experts there, what is lacking are the facilities," he noted.
Referencing the plight of a man who was hit along the Rose Hall main road two weeks ago and not having access to the proper equipment to save his life, had to be flown to Miami. "The man eventually died, but his life could have been saved by the Royal Canadian Academy trained doctor, Professor Holness who worked on saving the man's life, "But he didn't have the equipment to work with," Hart stressed.
He posited that there were great stories coming out of CRH, "So even if we cannot do it all, we just do what we can".
'We Care for Cornwall, is led by chairman, Adam Stewart of Sandals Resorts International, executive director, Eleanor Miller, Brian Jardim of Rainforest Seafoods and Mark Hart. The team has already handed over US$73,000, to the hospital which currently serves the parishes of St James, Hanover, Trelawny and Westmoreland.
The group has another fund-raising event planned for the Montego Bay Yacht Club this evening at 7.