SENIORS from Flanker, a community outside of the St James capital, Montego Bay, have heaped praises on the Sandals Resorts for work it has been doing in the community. “Sandals is always looking out for Flanker,” said a joyful Myrtle Oates, a golden-ager and long-time resident of the community, during a special treat for the elderly staged by the Sandals Foundation ambassadors in the Montego Bay region on Wednesday at the Flanker Peace and Justice Centre.
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“Butch’ Stewart (Sandals chairman) and his people who work for Sandals are good people and anywhere they go God will bless them,” Oates said, while sharing in the sumptuous meal and entertainment provided by the Sandals Foundation team which has been bringing Christmas cheer to that community for the past several years. The previous day, the Foundation staged a treat for some 200 children at the same venue.
Many of the more than 80 elderly in attendance also hailed the resort chain as a good corporate citizens as Sandals Foundation ambassadors sang, danced and listened to their stories of yesteryear.
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Food was packaged and sent to the shut-ins who were unable to attend the special treat. The ambassadors shared meals and attentively took care of needs expressed by the golden-agers.
The Sandals Montego Bay region also staged treats at Hague Infant, Leonora Morris Basic, Whitehouse and Farm Heights community, Blossom Gardens Children’s Home, as well as for the street people in Montego Bay
General managers for Sandals Royal Caribbean and Montego Bay, Gerald Christ and Carl Beviere, both stressed their delight to assist the Sandals Foundation in their community efforts to ensure that many of the children, as well as less fortune in the various communities, have a merry Christmas