Over $112,000 raised in two months thanks to the Sol 100K Challenge. Since Oct 5, with every purchase of Sol Go Further Infinity Fuels, Barbadians have been contributing to the Sol-inspired initiative designed to raise BDS$100,000 for the Accident and Emergency department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), and on November 30, the goal was not only achieved but surpassed.
The Barbadian-formed company donated partial proceeds with every purchase of their Sol Go Further Infinity line of fuels in an effort to raise the much-needed funds for the A&E Department. “As we watched the figure grow over the weeks, we knew that the generosity of Barbadians would ensure we reached our goal”, Ezra Prescod, General Manager of Sol Barbados Ltd., announced at the cheque presentation ceremony which took place on December 5, at the Sol Corporate Office in Warrens. He presented a $112,707.35 donation cheque to Dr. Joanne Bradford-King, Head of the Accident & Emergency Department (a.g.). The donation is air-marked for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the refurbishment of the Accident and Emergency Department at the QEH.
“We are committed to supporting our communities,” the General Manager expressed, “and we take that responsibility seriously.” Noting that the QEH is one of the primary health care facilities on the island and most of the population depends heavily on the invaluable institution. Prescod added, “the funds would assist the institution in providing a much-needed service to the island.”
Prescod thanked Barbadians for their support and applauded the efforts of those involved in the initiative. “We thank you for not only accepting the challenge but for contributing to the cause and for playing your part in propelling our nation further.”