Panthera Solutions donates $300,000 to RHTY&SC cricket teams’ charity programme
“We at Panthera Solutions are very impressed with the high standard of the works of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), MS, especially your efforts to keep youths away from negative social ills. As a new company in Guyana, we are determined to be a responsible corporate entity and we feel privileged to be associated with your dynamic organisation.”
These were the words of Panthera General Manager Andrew Dinsdale as he handed over a financial contribution of $300,000 towards the 2019 Christmas charity programme of the 10 cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth sports club, the RHTY&SC.
Club Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hilbert Foster, who accepted the donation on behalf of the 10 teams, stated that they have started early preparation for the charity programme as the teams wanted it to be the best ever. The RHTY&SC and its cricket teams since 1991 have hosted a charity programme during the festive season with the main objective of making a positive difference in the lives of the less fortunate, elderly, and children from single-parent households.
Foster stated that the RHTY&SC strongly believed that no one should go hungry, naked, lonely or unloved during the most festive period of the year and as such, hosted the multimillion-dollar programme every year during the period of December 1-24. This year’s programme would include the distribution of 500 food hampers; 5000 Christmas toys; visits to orphanages; a Christmas party for less-fortunate kids; luncheon for less-fortunate families; distribution of clothing, footwear and education materials; special gifts for senior citizens, and a breakfast for old age pensioners.
The main project would be the hosting of the sixth Annual Christmas Village from December 21-24 in the compound of the Rose Hall Town Primary School. The village would see the transformation of the school compound into a dreamland for children with thousands of fairy lights, Christmas decorations, 20-foot Christmas tree, dozens of inflatable Christmas characters, nativity scene, Christmas Home, toy house, family bridge, Christmas chimney, trampolines, bouncy castles and horror house.
The long-serving RHTY&SC executive stated that the main objectives of the very popular Christmas Village are to promote social cohesion, to promote the true tradition of Christmas, to provide clean entertainment for children and attract tourists to the township. Foster expressed gratitude to Panthera for its support and disclosed that the donation would be used to purchase toys and items for the food hampers project. He reassured the company that the 2019 Christmas programme would be well-organised and would achieve all of its objectives. The 10 cricket teams of the RHTY&SC, 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 Female, and Namilco Thunderbolt Flour Under-21 and First Division.