The Caribbean North Charities Foundation, originally known as the Guyana Burn & Healthcare Charitable Foundation, will be hosting its Annual Spring Brunch on Sunday May 6 at the Thornhill Community Center, 7755 Bayview Avenue (Bayview & John). The afternoon’s activities will commence at noon. Brunch included tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for kids aged 8-15.
Over the last year, the Caribbean North Foundation has formally donated the replacement parts for skin grafting blades and meshers to Guyana’s Burn Care Unit. The donated parts have made a huge difference to enabling surgeries for several burn patients. The average length of patient stay has decreased and as a direct result of the donated parts, patients with third degree burns now have a 75% chance of surviving.
The Foundation has also just recently completed international shipment of a 20 ft container of items such as feeding tubes for the elderly and children as well as clothing, books and children’s backpacks. These very much-appreciated items will be distributed to recipients from within St Lucia’s St Jude Hospital community program. The soccer clothing, which was generously donated by the Richmond Hill Soccer Club, has also been distributed to active players within some of St Lucia’s less fortunate villages.
The Foundation is also pleased to report that the decommissioned ambulance it received from the York Region has successfully arrived in St. Lucia. It was officially handed over to St. Jude Hospital on March 29th.
The Caribbean North Charities Foundation’s 2018 future Plans will include the provision of continued ongoing support to the Guyana Georgetown Public Hospital’s Burn Care Unit (BCU). The Foundation’s previously proposed remodeling of the BCU, with a rehabilitation room and office, is now under active consideration by GPHC. It is likely come into fruition later this year. Within recent months the Foundation has also provided valuable assistance to The Commonwealth of Dominica for the island’s hurricane relief project.