St. Vincent Cooperative Bank partners with UK-SVG Friends for SVG relief efforts
Cross-posted from https://uksvgfriends.org/.
The UK-SVG Friendship Trust has teamed up with the St. Vincent Cooperative Bank as its local partner to assure the framework for the disbursement of its EC$ 800,000 La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption Recovery Assistance Programme.
The UK based Trust has engaged the bank due to its long-standing commitment to the country as one of the oldest indigenous banks. The “penny bank” with its strong roots in local communities will act to ensure that all funds spent locally are accounted for and that the programme delivers for its intended beneficiaries.Continue reading “St. Vincent Cooperative Bank partners with UK-SVG Friends for SVG relief efforts”
WELCOME DONNA FRASER OBE OLY TO TEAM UK SVG Friends
Four times Olympian for Team GB announced this week on LinkedIn that she is now an official Ambassador for the UK-SVG Friendship Trust.
As a British Vincentian, Donna will continue to use her platform to support our La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption – Recovery Assistance Programme (SVG-RAP) which aims to assist families and friends directly impacted and displaced due to the ongoing eruption.
Our team is ecstatic to work alongside this great champion!
Your donations will help to reach those in need and with Donna’s support, we will ensure that our women, young girls and those living with disabilities are given greater attention.
Remember to share our GoFundMe campaign link and find us on your favourite social media platform by searching for @uksvgfriends.
More donations on the ground, 40ft container shipped AND Amazon Wishlist donations. Let’s keep going!
This week we have helped even more people on the ground including a donation of 1,500 Sanitary pad packs to the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, the Family, Gender Affairs, Youth Housing and Informal Settlement to buffer their various welfare interventions. This is on top of the 3,000 Sanitary packs and 300 food care packages distributed – you can see images in the gallery above.Continue reading “More donations on the ground, 40ft container shipped AND Amazon Wishlist donations. Let’s keep going!”
This story has been cross-posted from https://uksvgfriends.org/2021/04/13/approaching-100k/.
Great news! We are inching closer and closer to £100,000 and with your continued support, we will get there soon.
However, we are excited that we have received official communications from the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the High Commission’s Office that our campaign has been officially endorsed. See photo below! This helps us to focus on what matters!
Thanks to new friends to the Trust like Björn and Gemma who reached out to us today after making a donation, we will be getting a spanking new website shortly to better communicate with you. Björn and Gemma from www.opendeved.net have volunteered their services to get this important work done.
We have heard, you want us to get this right and we promise we are in this for the long haul. #forMother Hairouna!