Polius – Digicel’s fun walk a huge success
March 18, 2011
Polius – Digicel’s fun walk a huge success

The Digicel Social Club held its fundraising fun walk last Monday, March 14, and according to Country Manager Sonia Polius, the event was a huge success.{{more}}

The walk, which attracted close to 75 persons, was held in an effort to raise funds that will go towards assisting the less fortunate persons in our society. The walk began at the Grassroot Tennis Court in Richmond Hill at 5:30 am, headed out to the Indian Bay area via the Villa Fountain Road and then back to the Grassroot Tennis Court.

After completing the walk, Polius said that she was really pleased with the turn out. She added that although they have not yet identified the charities that will benefit, the money raised will definitely go towards helping persons in the community.

“Seeing how successful it is, we are going to make it an annual event”, said Polius. Persons taking part in the walk paid EC$20.

Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer Digicel OECS Jerry George, who also took part in the walk, added that it is very important “that today we do this type of thing because we have attracted quite a number of associates, and it is a good opportunity for businesses to work together.”

George added: “In some instances, we have to compete, but at other times it is very important on behalf of the community that we work together, and I think this exercise today is one of those things”.

On completion of the event, prizes were awarded to persons in various categories who crossed the finish line. Prizes included a handset, credit, subway meals, spa service and a gym subscription.

The first three persons to cross the finish line were Ralby Hadaway (One Handset, plus $25.00 credit), in second place was Tyrone Creese (One month free subscription at Grandview Gym, plus $15.00 credit), while third place went to Leroy Constantine (Pedicure from Shades of Beauty, plus $10.00 credit).

A prize was also given to the youngest participant, 11-year-old Rondeen Browne (a Subway meal), the oldest participant Sean O’Connor (a Subway meal), and the fastest duo, Mandesa and Roxanne Williams (Subway meals).

Aileen Gibson was also recognised for being the last person to cross the finish line, while Shiva Joseph received a prize for being the last person to register for the walk. Both Gibson and Joseph received Subway meals.

A number of persons also received phone credit.

Head of the Social Club and Human Resource and Administrative Executive at Digicel Mercel Williams commented: “I will like to express thanks to all our sponsors, those persons who assisted in any way to make this event a success, and we look forward to their participation in future events. There are plans on the way to make this an annual event on the Club’s calendar of activities”.

Williams added: “The public can look forward to Bigger and Better projects as we continue to assist persons who are less fortunate in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.