CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHILDREN OF THE CEREBRAL PALSY SOCIETY OF T&T

On Saturday the 17th December 2016 our Rotarians attended the Society's Christmas Party which was held under tents at the Ministry of Agriculture compound Chaguanas and spent some time with the children of the society and their parents, who as a result of the Club's ongoing contact with them have become friends of our Club.

President Debbie Roopchand took the opportunity to wish the Society every success in its continued efforts to assist its members, urging them to be safe over the Christmas period and expressed her pleasure in the Club being able to provide the 43 members of the Society with a month's supply of basic items yet again.

The Club in an effort to bring Christmas cheer distributed fleecy blankets and stuffed toys to each child of the society. These items were donated by Dianne & Nyiara Persad of New York.

This was the Club's last project for the year and Rotarians left the venue feeling a sense of satisfaction.

History:
As from the 13th August 2016 when the Club first partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago to conduct a health fair at Naparima Boys College San Fernando, the Club expressed an interest in helping the children of the Society who as a result of their condition are in most instances totally dependent on third parties as to their every need.

On that occasion the Club distributed pampers and basic toiletry items to the children, most of whom resided in single income earning households as there was the need for one parent to stay at home with the children. Almost all the households reported facing challenges financially in affording the special care such as physiotherapy and speech therapy required by CP children.

The Club in October and November 2016 repeated the distribution of basic items to seek to alleviate some of the financial burden faced by the parents.

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