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Charity thanks Methodist Church for support


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The Methodist church has been lauded for its efforts to step up to the plate and assist charitable organisations.
Coordinator of the Albert Graham Development Centre, Yvette Cumberbatch, thanked the leaders and congregations of the churches in the James Street-Speightstown Circuit of the Methodist Church yesterday for their continued donations to the centre.
The centre has been on the receiving end of gifts from the churches that raise money hosting a yearly fundraising extravaganza, An Afternoon At Ilaro Court, which has been held for the past four years.
Cumberbatch said: “While it is easy for some segments of society to ignore those who are vulnerable and while we become materialistic as well as in some cases abusive to those who we perceive to be helpless and different, I am heartened that your church stepped out and demonstrated what it means to be truly Christ-like.”
Speaking at the launch of this year’s fundraiser, Cumberbatch said the donations filled several areas where needs existed.  
Likewise, Donna King-Brathwaite, of the Special Olympics Barbados Association, said the association continued its activities, but as charities in a difficult economic situation, support waned at times.
The event was launched at the Ann Gill Memorial Methodist Church where Reverend Ezra Barker said this year they would be assisting the Challenor Home, the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre, Challenor Creative Arts Centre, Special Olympics Barbados Association and the Janice Mayers Charity Foundation.
The extravaganza will be held on May 3. (LK)


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