Sagicor Team Food Drive nets large donation to ClareVue Psychiatric Hospital

January 29, 2021

St John’s, Antigua: A team from Sagicor visited the ClareVue Psychiatric Hospital in January to present a donation of food and household items  to support the work of the hospital. 

Marisia James, Branch Manager for Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc, explained how the project came about. “This year, our team really leaned into Sagicor’s vision which is “To be a great company committed to improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate”. The reality of the pandemic has highlighted how much we need to support each other. Team members themselves came up with the idea of a food drive and we set up bins throughout our building in December so individuals could drop off their donations.”

She also mentioned that the team chose ClareVue for their work in advancing mental health.

“We selected the ClareVue Psychiatric Hospital as a health care organisation that doesn’t often receive support, and because we felt it was important to highlight an institution that takes care of mental health, given that this year has been so mentally taxing for so many of us. We’re grateful to the team at the ClareVue Hospital for the work they do to ensure that those who are struggling mentally get the help they need.”

Superintendent of the ClareVue Psychiatric Hospital, Ms. Candine Roberts expressed her deep thanks to Sagicor on behalf of the management, staff and patients at the Hospital. She said, “We recognise that financial resources are scarce at this time and we are indeed pleased that Sagicor saw it fit to donate to the institution.”

The team donated several boxes of paper towels and toilet paper as well as staples like rice, flour, tea, dried peas as well as an assortment of canned items. In the photo Sagicor team members Shana-Kay Hemmings, Office Assistant (left) and Sharon Francis, Advisor (second from right) ceremonially present some of the items to Mr. Samuel Roberts, Assistant Superintendent of the Hospital and Ms. Candine Roberts, Superintendent of the Hospital.