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Digicel helps Clifton Boys' Home

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM
These boys will be all set for school, thanks to Digicel, after they lost everything in the fire that recently destroyed the Clifton Boys' Home. Pictured is Elon Parkinson, Head of Public Relations at Digicel.

Answering the call to help wards at the fire-ravaged Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, with much-needed school supplies, Digicel delivered uniforms, books and schoolbags to all 28 boys recently. The boys were excited about returning to school and were very thankful for the gifts.

Manager for the Clifton Boys' Home, Irene McDonald - fondly known as 'Mother Mac' - was relieved at the outpouring of support from companies like Digicel. She expressed, "I am grateful, and I am most overwhelmed to see the support you have given to us. All our burdens are going down, little by little."

Chief Executive Officer of the CDA Rosalee Gage-Grey shared that the agency has been providing counselling support to the boys, while coordinating an effort to rebuild their place of safety. She singled out Digicel for its support: "We are quite happy for Digicel's contribution. we have always been partnering with Digicel and so we are quite thankful for the uniforms and the bags."