Members of alternative investment firm Sygnus, recently joined the Norman Manley Law School’s (NMLS) Children’s Outreach Programme in lending a helping hand at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre.
Donating 100,000 in cash and kind to the Althone Wing of the Centre, the investment firm was able to put a smile on the faces of many children and staff.
Sygnus marketing manager Renee Rickards expressed her content with being a part of this annual and impactful project.
“The Sygnus team is happy to have been able to support the children at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre.” Interacting with the children during the outreach’s arts and crafts session and gifting exchange, Rickards lauded NMLS on their continued commitment. “We admire and appreciate the commitment of the NMLS team to the facility and are thrilled to have been able to play a role in delivering some joy to the centre’s staff and children this Christmas by providing various gifts, spending time and having fun.”
The Children’s Outreach Programme is a charity organisation created with the objective of giving back to children in Jamaica by students at the Norman Manley Law School.
Over the last five years, they have executed several outreach projects at various Children’s Homes and Primary Schools doing Christmas treats, Valentine’s Day treats, Easter treats and various donation drives. Donations from the projects usually come from students, members of staff as well sponsors.
ilanna Blackstock, President of the NMLS Children’s Outreach Programme, shared some aspects of the NMLS team’s 2023 preparation and their appreciation to Sygnus for their support.
“Preparing for this Christmas treat was a wonderful experience, especially the part where we had to purchase some of the gifts. Some of the gifts here, some of the artwork for the arts and crafts session and some of the decorations were by virtue of the monetary donation that Sygnus was able to give us.”
Echoing Blackstock’s sentiments was the NMLS Children’s Outreach Programme’s PRO, Christina Kerr, who noted how instrumental the alternative investment firm was in the event’s execution, lauding the team’s hands-on approach to the day’s activities.
“We really appreciate that Sygnus reached out to us before we had even ironed out everything. They volunteered to contribute. They were very actively involved, very helpful. They assisted in the set up, gift giving and other activities. We saw that the kids enjoyed the activities throughout the day and the gifts they received, which lets us know that we are doing what we set out to do, as ultimately it is about the kids and how they enjoyed the experience.”