Cricket teams in massive public beach clean-up in Rose Hall Town – make donations to orphanages

RHTY&SC 30th Anniversary Celebrations 1990-2020…

The 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS, on Sunday last joined hands with the Mayor and Council of Rose Hall to host a successful clean-up of Guyana’s smallest township’s public beach.
More than 80 members of the 10 cricket teams turned up for the two-hour project and were led by RHTY&SC Vice President Mark Papannah and Assistant Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Simon Naidu. Rose Hall Town Mayor Chattergoon Ramnauth and Councillor Gaitree Sheonarain led a large delegation of Councillors and municipal employees in support of the campaign.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, in brief remarks to launch the project, stated that the public beach was a popular relaxation spot for residents, but sadly a lot of waste was left behind over the years by residents and as such, it has become an eye sore.
The RHTY&SC undertook the clean-up project in response to an overseas-based resident, Nazimool Fudadin, father of West Indies Test player Assad Fudadin, challenging the Club to restore the beauty of the beach. Fudadin co-sponsored the event, providing refreshments, bottled water, and lunch for the volunteers while support was also received from Dr Mel Singh, CIDI, Busta, DDL, Poonai Pharmacy, The Baby Store and Shane’s General Store. The project was done following the strict COVID-19 guidelines, with all volunteers wearing face masks and sanitising their hands regularly while gloves were also provided.
More than 60 large bags of garbage were removed and later transported to the town’s dumping site. Mayor Ramnauth expressed gratitude to the Club for hosting the much-needed campaign and offered congratulations on its 30th anniversary. Foster pledged that the RHTY&SC would always be willing to work along with the Council in developing the township. He recalled that among the community projects undertaken over the past 30 years were the transformation of the Area H Ground; construction of a children’s playfield; restoration of the Lower Corentyne Secondary School, as well as the installation of small street bridges, dustbins, street signs, an all-weather court, township monument, and the setting-up of a charity kitchen. The long-serving club executive also announced that the Club would undertake the clean-up of the beach on a regular basis as part of its environmental programme.
Meanwhile, the Rose Hall Town Metro Female cricket team on Friday last handed over a quantity of female footwear to the Canaan Children’s Home and Camal Children’s Home of Albion as part of their contribution to the Club’s anniversary celebrations. Abgaile Kishun and RHTY&SC executive Robby Kissoonlall handed over the footwear on behalf of the team. The Rose Hall Town Metro side is the only female team in Guyana and has to date produced four West Indies and dozens of Guyana and Berbice players at all levels. The 10 cricket teams of the Club are Poonai Pharmacy Under 12 and Under 13, Farfan and Mendes Under 15, Bakewell Under 17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under 19 and Intermediate, Metro Females, and NAMILCO Under 21 and First Division.