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Groups Offer Support Ahead Of School Year

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

TWO local organisations have donated much needed supplies and food to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home just in time for the new school year.

Fast Track Management and Flying High Promotions presented school supplies, toiletries and snacks to the home on Tuesday.

Ravanno Ferguson, president of Fast Track Management, said part proceeds raised from its second annual “Glow Run” held in July were used to purchase supplies.

“We were able to purchase all the items on their list. We did very well at the run this year and were able to raise additional funds by incorporating a midnight mile event,” he said.

Fast Track Management is a sports management company that assists athletes in terms of fitness – in track and field, basketball and other sporting fields.

The company also conducts fast track fitness programmes for the general public and holds several fitness events every year. Shavon and Ricky Martin of Fly High Promotion said that they have adopted the Grand Bahama Children’s Home as their sole charity.

“We believe in giving back and after every event we hold we give part proceeds to charity. A couple years ago a friend of mine who is on the GB Children’s Home board told us of the need at the children’s home and so we have been donating snacks and food items. We try our best to give back, especially to the children, and we would like to encourage others to the do the same.”

Lynne Fraino, an executive member of the home, commended Fast Track Management and Flying High Promotions for their continued commitment.

“This is the third year that both have given to the home. Every time they host an event they make donations, and today’s back to school supplies, toiletries, baby items, and food snacks, are very much needed.

“We are very grateful for the assistance they give because it takes a lot to run the home, and with 31 kids in our care we need as much food supplies and items as we possibly can to manage the home effectively. We want to also call on other business establishments to get on board and assist,” said Ms Fraino.

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