Somerset Sports Club’s Christmas is all about community

One of Dominica’s longest surviving sports clubs, Somerset of St. Joseph, in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas, has made a tangible difference in the lives of several members of their community and beyond. Within the confines of meager resources, the club prioritized giving back this season by donating to the Grotto Home for the Homeless a supply of chicken, beans, and toiletries.

In addition, the club provided lunch for thirty less fortunate brothers and sisters in the community on Sunday, December 17. Also, on Saturday 23, in what was described by club leadership as “a small but meaningful ceremony” at the clubhouse, three individuals received Christmas hampers containing various goods.

Two of the beneficiaries were former members of Somerset who had recently suffered strokes, and current members were reportedly extremely happy to come to the assistance of alumni. The third recipient was a senior citizen.

On the sporting side, the club reports not being able to complete the Concrete Wicket, the hallmark of its 60th anniversary celebrations, before the end of the year. This was regrettably due to circumstances entirely beyond their control. In addressing the challenge the sporting organization made the following statement:

“We sincerely hope that it can be completed early in the New Year. This strip when completed will form the basis of or provide a platform for a comprehensive Youth Development Program for youngsters in the community in particular and cricket development in general in St. Joseph (including Layou and Mero).”

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1 Comment

  1. Lin clown
    December 29, 2023

    Congratulations to Somerset.Keep up the good work.God bless you all.

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