The St Vincent and the Grenadines National Trust has received a cash donation of EC$1000 in support of its work.
The presentation was made last Friday, October 21, by Marlon Bute, chief executive officer of District Stairs, a Canada-based company.
Bute, a Vincentian, handed over the donation to Louise Mitchell and Descima Hamilton, both trustees of the National Trust, in the presence of over 60 secondary school students who were visiting the museum, which is housed in the National Trust Headquarters.
The students’ visit to the museum was part of the observation of National Trust Week, 2022.
National Trust Week was celebrated under the theme “Preserving heritage through education; the responsibility of every generation” and ran from October 16- 21, 2022.
In making the presentation, Bute, a former teacher, who resides in Canada, encouraged the students to become actively engaged in doing their part as nation builders.
He further noted that this was a critical part of their lives and they need to learn and learn well, while paying special attention to their environment, and the heritage which constitutes the environment.
Bute had made the pledge to support the work of the National Trust on October 16, when he called into the ‘Issue at Hand’ programme on WE FM.
District Stairs specialises in the sale and installation of stairs, railings and floors, and has outlets in Ajax and Pickering in Ontario.
Pledges of support for the work of the National Trust were also made during the ‘Issue at Hand’ programme by Sheril-Ann Mason-Haywood and Dr Cleve Scott.
The National Trust has its headquarters in the Carnegie Building (or Old Public Library) on Halifax Street.