December 11, 2009
Christmas Toys for Children with Disabilities

Eighty children with disabilities were the guests of honour at a Christmas tea party hosted by the Governor General last weekend.{{more}}

Sir Frederick Ballantyne, who is the patron of the National Society of Persons with disabilities, hosted the function at Government House on Saturday, December 5.

In support of the activity, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) donated 80 toys for the children who came from schools in Kingstown, Georgetown and Bequia.

A release from the Taiwanese Embassy said Ambassador Leo Lee has been very supportive to the Society and decided to make this contribution after receiving the request from Patricia Cumberbatch, the President of the Society.

The toys were handed over to Cumberbath at the party by Michael Lin, Counsellor at the Taiwanese Embassy.

Lin highly commended what Sir Frederick and Cumberbatch have done for the children with disabilities and emphasized that the Embassy will continue to work with local charities, such as the National Society of Persons with disAbilities.