Sagicor gives COVID support in June

June 18, 2021
As Trinidad and Tobago continues its efforts to flatten the curve in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the regional insurance and financial services entity, Sagicor, has reached out and partnered with various non-governmental organisations and special interest groups to provide relief to vulnerable sectors of society during the month of June.

Of the relief effort, President and CEO of Sagicor Life Inc Robert Trestrail said, “It’s important to the Sagicor team that we extend a helping hand to our fellow citizens. This pandemic has been a turbulent time in the world’s history and the recent lockdowns have placed added hardships on many. Assisting those who need help is important to us at Sagicor.”

The Loveuntil Foundation, based in Laventille, was one of the recent recipients of the company’s benevolence and they received funds to provide care packages for young children in single-parent homes. Its chairman Brian Jones said, “Sagicor’s donation meant that at least 20 families were helped as a result of receiving it. With an average of five per household, it means at least one hundred persons would have benefited.” 

Similarly, Margaret Kistow, the founder of the Margaret Kistow Children’s Homee, a children’s home located in Arima, received a donation of grocery vouchers on behalf of the home which will be used to assist the wards of the home.

Sagicor also supported Tobago, through a partnership with the Moravian Church Tobago Conference to provide groceries to at-risk families in the community. Last year, in the insurer’s COVID relief efforts, the Peace of Mind Elderly Home, in Signal Hill received a three-month supply of meal and hygiene items. This year, Sagicor continued that support, as food vouchers were handed over to the home’s matron, Allison Hay.

Earlier in the lockdown, the company also presented food hampers and sanitation supplies to the St James Police Youth Club to assist its membership and their families. 

Sagicor advisor Jo-An Hislop, left, presents Esther Moore-Roberts, the Superintendent of the Moravian Church Tobago Conference with grocery vouchers to support at-risk families in the community, at Sagicor’s office in Lowlands, Tobago.

Sagicor advisor Phillip Raphael Jr poses for a photo with Margaret Kistow, founder of The Margaret Kistow Children’s Home, as Sagicor donates grocery vouchers for the home’s residents.