Sol Barbados crosses $75000-mark for QEH A&E with 2 weeks to go
By Week 5, Sol Barbados had hit $64,272.75 for the QEH’s A&E Department.
Three-quarters of the way through the Sol 100K Challenge, and with the help of loyal drivers on island, Sol Barbados has actually raised more than 75 per cent of its target already.
Sol has hit $78 000 with two more weeks left in this 100K race to attain the much-needed funds to improve health care in Barbados.
Barbadians may not like the new fuel tax and the current cost of gasoline and diesel at the pumps island, but customers who use the Sol brand seem pleased that their monies are going further than the company's bottom line.
One person commented:
"Great idea, more Barbados businesses should think of great ideas to help improve the Barbados we all love, de government brek [sic] so help out."
For every gallon purchased, Sol Barbados is donating a portion of the sales to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department.
Most recently the A&E was relocated for renovations. It was getting a facelift, a new coat of paint. However, this is but one of the necessary changes within the Department and the QEH, according to the Minister of Health and Wellness Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic.
The Sol 100K Challenge was launched on October 6, 2018. Today is the three-quarter mark, or they are 75-per cent complete.
Speaking to Loop News today, November 17, 2018, the local Sales and Marketing Manager Mario Greene said, "We're pretty happy with how it's gone so far, and we're on track to reach our minimum target of $100 000."
The initiative is set to conclude on Barbados Independence Day - November 30, 2018.
The funds being raised according to Sol, will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the Accident & Emergency department.
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