September 12, 2014
Digicel treats over 44 special needs children to day of cricket

Telecommunications company Digicel made sure that students enrolled at the School for Children with Special Needs were not left out of the cricket action when the two-test series between the West Indies and Bangladesh began at Arnos Vale last Friday, September 5.{{more}}

Digicel treated over 44 children and a number of teachers from the Fernside based institution to a day of cricket at Arnos Vale.

The children were chauffeured to the event by Digicel, while the company also provided tickets and lunch for the group.

A former student and now teacher at the school Terrance Davis described the outing as “exciting”.

“It is exciting for them to be here and for a lot of them, this is the first time seeing the West Indies play. It is good to see Digicel doing this and we hope that they will continue to support the school,” said Davis, who added, “this is really a nice outing for the kids, where they can get together in a relaxing setting.”

This was the second dose of West Indies cricket for the students, as on Wednesday, September 3, four West Indies cricketers, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Shillingford and Kirk Edwards, visited the school along with marketing manager at Digicel Juno DeRoche and marketing executive Danielle Cupid.

The cricketers interacted with the students during that visit.

Commenting on Friday’s activity, DeRoche said that Digicel always tries to brighten the lives of these children. She said that whenever there is cricket at Arnos Vale, they try to get the children to attend.

“We love working with these kids and we will continue to support them in whatever way we can,” said DeRoche.