Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – The Ranfurly Home for Children received a donation from the PureSilk-Bahamas LPGA and Bahamas Waste Limited to assist with the continuing programmes of that non-charitable organisation. The presentation was held during a press conference at the Ocean Club on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
The Ranfurly Home has been regarded as a safe haven for thousands of Bahamian children since 1956. It provides a safe, structured environment for children who have been orphaned, abused, neglected or abandoned.
To date, the home accommodates 29 children – 19 boys and 10 girls who were placed by the Department of Social Services, which also offer assistance to them.
Receiving the cheque of $5,000 during a press conference Alex Roberts, director of the home said, “We depend on the generosity from the public. Your donations will be thankfully received and generously applied.”
Operations Manager of Bahamas Waste Ethelyn Davis said the company was approached by PureSilk to become part sponsor and it decided to donate to the Ranfurly Home.
Jill Crumbacher of PureSilk said that PureSilk was very passionate about children and their wellbeing. Hence, they were pleased to partner with Bahamas Waste and match the donation for a total of $5,000.
The presentation was part of the activities around the 2014 PureSilk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island from January 20 to 26. The event is in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism.