Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer
THE KINGSTON-based Driftwood Gun Club continued its support for the community of Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth with a donation of desktop computers to the Sandy Bank Basic and Primary School last weekend.
The club's president Nari Williams-Singh said it was a way of giving back to the parish which they have grown to love dearly over the years. "Driftwood club members are all from Kingston, but we have a love for St Elizabeth, Treasure Beach, in particular," Williams-Singh said. "This is our base for our annual sporting activity, bird shooting - and we made a decision years ago that we would make a positive impact on the community in whatever way we can."
Williams-Singh explained that the donation was made possible through a collaboration with West Indies Alliance Insurance Company, "This is a start in helping the learning process of these wonderful children who are the future of the country," he added.
Darin James, who represented parents of the school's board, received the computers on behalf of the school; he was very appreciative of the gesture by Driftwood.
"I am very happy to receive these computers for the school. This will go a far way in developing our children. We have a computer lab which needs more computers, so these are a great source of joy to us."
Driftwood Gun Club has also assisted other ventures in St Elizabeth. "We have become concerned about some of the primary and basic schools, and we try to assist them with their educational needs, because we know the importance of education to a society," Williams-Singh said.
To date, the club has assisted schools in Mountainside, Newell and Treasure Beach. They also donated 12 water tanks to households in Blunter's district, near Treasure Beach, and sporting equipment and cash to the Breds Foundation in Treasure Beach, for the Treasure Beach Sports Park.