Dominica’s longest surviving Sports Club, Sagicor General Somerset of St. Joseph has found it fitting to bring “Tidings of Great Joy” to some needy people in the community, within the true spirit of love, joy peace and togetherness at Christmas.
On Christmas Day, the club entertained fourteen (14) under-privileged and economically disadvantaged men and women in the community at its Club House, by providing each with a hot Christmas Day meal. Complimentary Juice was supplied by local restaurant owner Mrs. Josephine Jolly.
The Club has also decided to hold a Kiddies party on Sunday 3 January 2016 for children nine years and under. The treat which will also take place at the Somerset Club House, will create an avenue for entertainment, recreation, and lots of fun for these kids.
The club anticipates that some gifts will be distributed at the function. These activities form part of Somerset’s Community Outreach Program.
Following the passage of Tropical Storm Erica, Somerset along with a core group of its membership past and present, its sponsor Sagicor General Insurance agent H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd and other benefactors made its own small contribution to the reconstruction effort.
The Club donated a total of 44 cartons of Loubiere Spring Water to the West Coast Communities of Salisbury, Coulibistrie and Colihaut.
In addition, an amount of $2,000.00 was provided to the Coulibistrie Village Council to help accelerate clean up in that community. Food supplies to the tune of $1,200.00 were also donated to six families in the community of St. Joseph who were severely affected by the storm.