(2014) Spice Youth Toronto raises $3,000CAD for Grenada’s healthcare system

For Immediate Release:

Toronto, Canada – September 18, 2014 – On Saturday September 6th, members of Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative (SYTCI) handed over a cheque worth $3,000 to the Grenada Hospitals Assistance Fund (GHAF). The funds represent the proceeds of the first Spice Youth Walkathon hosted on behalf of the GHAF on July 20. Titled ‘One Community. One Goal. Better Healthcare’ the goal of the event was to raise funds and awareness to support the delivery of better healthcare in Grenada.

The funds will be the first contribution to the GHAF’s ‘Special Equipment Fund’ set up to facilitate the purchase of specialized medical equipment for Grenada. Items include an Ultra-sound machine for the Princess Alice Hospital and an Anesthesia machine for the General Hospital. The goal is to raise $20, 000 by the end of 2015.
The gem for this idea was born at a SYTCI general meeting in 2013, when members expressed deep concern for the state of healthcare in Grenada. Through subsequent discussions, a decision was made to select the GHAF as the recipient of our annual charitable efforts for 2014. The GHAF, a Grenadian charitable organization based in Cambridge, has a mandate to support the delivery of better healthcare in Grenada through the purchase of medical equipment and supplies, hence the selection.

Co-Founder/President of SYTCI, Trisha Mitchell says “This was a really proud and special moment for us as a team. We are dedicated to making an impact and what better cause than to contribute to keeping our friends and loved ones healthy?”
In thanking the organization, President of the GHAF, Mr. Mansfield Lambert indicated his deep appreciation for the work of the members of SYTCI in championing this cause and pledged to continue working for the betterment of Grenada.

Persons wishing to donate to the cause can still make a donation online at http://www.chimp.net/give (search Spice Youth).

About Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative10688293_10154580745485082_4612666458646600839_o
Founded in 2010, Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative (SYTCI) is a community youth organization dedicated to creating a vibrant network of youth of Grenadian descent in the Toronto area who are engaged, empowered and excited about giving back to community. We do this through the provision of empowering self-development workshops, cultural social events and charitable initiatives. Learn more at http://www.spiceyouthtoronto.com

Media Contact:
Trisha Mitchell
Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative/Walkaton Chair
spiceyouthtoronto@gmail.com/ 647-203-5957

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