Berbice cricket clubs donate $150 000 to Beacon Foundation’s Cancer Programme

first_imgTHE caring and humane side of Berbice Cricket was on full display last Sunday when arch rivals Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets and the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC) first division teams joined hands to donate $150 000 to the Beacon Foundation’s Cancer Programme.The top two teams in Berbice were part of a special one-day tournament organised by the vibrant Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in conjunction with Beacon Foundation. The main objective was to raise funds to enable Beacon Foundation to look after patients who have reached Stage Four Cancer.Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets defeated ACCCC by five wickets to lift the $100 000 first prize while ACCCC took home the runners-up package of $50 000. The management of both clubs, along with their players, agreed before the match to donate any prize money they won back to the organisers.The BCB president Hilbert Foster praised the kindness of both clubs. BCB, he stated, was fulfilling all of its mandates on the cricket field and was willing to work along with social and charitable organisations to make a positive difference.Sharaz Ramcharran hands over the ACCC donation to Beacon Foundation.Cancer, he said does not look at status in life or race, religion or creed. Cancer is one of the worst illnesses in the world and he lauded the outstanding work of the Beacon Foundation, which cares on a monthly basis close to 30 patients in Regions Five and Six.Foster blasted the national cricketing administration, who debarred six contracted players from playing in a charity match to assist those in need.Chairperson of Beacon Foundation, Patrick De Groot, expressed gratitude to the BCB for its cooperation in hosting the tournament and explained the outstanding work of his organisation. He also expressed profound gratitude to the two clubs for their donation.last_img read more