Thursday 24 September, 2020

Mount Gay Distilleries donates to vulnerable families in St Lucy

Mount Gay Distilleries’ Agricultural Manager Jacklyn Broomes (second from left) handing over one of the packages to St Lucy Parish Independence Committee Chairperson Olivia Sobers while St Lucy Parish Independence Committee Project Coordinator Janice Springer (left) and Mount Gay Distilleries’ Human Resources Manager, Candace Browne (right) look on.

Mount Gay Distilleries’ Agricultural Manager Jacklyn Broomes (second from left) handing over one of the packages to St Lucy Parish Independence Committee Chairperson Olivia Sobers while St Lucy Parish Independence Committee Project Coordinator Janice Springer (left) and Mount Gay Distilleries’ Human Resources Manager, Candace Browne (right) look on.

In its continued efforts to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd, has focused its attention on vulnerable families and individuals in the parish of St Lucy.

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The company partnered with the St Lucy Parish Independence Committee (PIC) to assist residents within the immediate surroundings of its St Lucy plant. Over the past few months, Mount Gay has also donated over 8 000 bottles of Mount Gay manufactured hand sanitiser to Government agencies and select business partners, as well as care packages to staff members.

Agricultural manager, Jacklyn Broomes, explained that the company held a Mount Gay Cares Food Drive to collect the non-perishable food items and cleaning products, which received overwhelming support from management and staff.

“At Mount Gay we recognise the importance of being our neighbour’s keeper, especially during these difficult times.  We see this as a necessary outreach programme and are committed to making routine donations of fresh produce from our estates to the St Lucy PIC, to assist the committee in meeting the needs of its parishioners.”

Chairperson of the St Lucy PIC, Olivia Sobers, expressed her gratitude for Mount Gay's generous contribution. 

“We have identified several families in St Lucy which are still having significant challenges due to the fallout from COVID-19 and so the donation of these items is very timely and is greatly appreciated,” Sobers stated. 

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