Cyclist donates to asthma group
January 11, 2008
Cyclist donates to asthma group

Following the death of her cousin due to an asthma attack in the United Kingdom in 2005, England-born Vincentian Gwnneth Hamilton decided to take matters into her own hands.{{more}}

Hamilton went about her task by cycling a total of 58 miles from London to Brighton in the United Kingdom for three straight years, in her quest to raise awareness and funding for the chronic non communicable disease.

The daughter of Archer and Cynthia Hamilton has in the past donated funds raised to a number of local organizations, including The House of Hope Society, Marion House and the Children’s Welfare Fund.

This year it was the turn of the National Asthma Foundation.

On Thursday, December 27th, 2007, Hamilton handed over a cheque of EC $1068 to Family Nurse Practitioner Hyacinth Bacchus, who accepted the donation on the Foundation’s behalf. Bacchus, in accepting the cheque, expressed her appreciation for the donation, which she indicated would be put to use in the purchase of medication for local asthma sufferers.

Hamilton, who is now based in the Cayman Islands, still takes part in charity events, and vows to continue her asthma awareness rides. (JJ)