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BAPD boosted by $100,000 donation from Mark Holowesko

MARK Holowesko (left) presents Sir Durward Knowles with a $100,000 cheque on Friday at the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled centre at Dolphin Drive. Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff

MARK Holowesko (left) presents Sir Durward Knowles with a $100,000 cheque on Friday at the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled centre at Dolphin Drive. Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff

SIR Durward Knowles was presented with a cheque for $100,000 by Mark Holowesko on Friday at the headquarters of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (BAPD) to support "Our Real Darlings”.

Mr Holowesko, who assisted Sir Durward, the BAPD president, in raising funds for a new bus that was recently purchased, made the presentation after he returned home as the winner of the first International Sailing series event of the year last month.

The BAPD plays a vital role in the care and education of physically disabled children in the Bahamas and in improving their quality of life. Without a bus service, many children would not be able to attend the centre as their parents do not have the means to take them while it would also free mothers, who would otherwise have to stay at home to care for them, to be able to seek employment and support the family.

Full report, see Monday’s Tribune.

Comments

duppyVAT 9 years, 2 months ago

Was that MH prize money from his overseas sailing competition??????????? or just a little pocket change from the family's kitty???????????????

EnoughIsEnough 9 years, 2 months ago

Great donation for an important cause. The Holowesko family really is an example of what more Bahamians should be doing to help in the community. duppyVAT not quite sure how to interpret your comment but surely you cannot in any way shape or form be implying that this is a bad thing? you seem to be passing judgement. so out of curiousity, what was the last charitable thing you did to assist your community/a neighbour/?

sansoucireader 9 years, 2 months ago

A word of caution: be careful stating to the public how much money you are donating to a worthy cause. Don't make yourself a target; lots of 'crazies' out there these days.

Well_mudda_take_sic 9 years, 2 months ago

So many give ever so much and go out of their way to make sure no photographers, reporters or others are around when they do so.

jus2cents 9 years, 2 months ago

That is very nice, good for him! Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled do good work and any donation is much needed. We all should help charities in anyway we can, so many are suffering.

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