SHAGGY is to be inducted into the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Hall of Fame for 10 years of outstanding support to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.
The induction is slated to take place at the third staging of the CVSS Hall of Fame andVolunteer Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker will be Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
This year, Shaggy presented a cheque for $55 million to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, representing proceeds from the 2016 fund-raiser Shaggy and Friends Concert. Since its inception in 2009, the concert has raised more than $255 million to acquire 450 pieces of medical equipment used to treat over 77,000 children each year.
“The CVSS’s Volunteer Awards and Hall of Fame is a reflection of the extraordinary contribution of the volunteers who work so tirelessly in support of their respective charities and organisations. We are especially happy to be honouring Shaggy who, by his philanthropic work, have made a difference in the lives of our nation’s children,” said Saffrey Brown, chair of the CVSS’s Volunteer Awards and Hall of Fame.
A member of the hall of fame is selected every two years for dedicated and significant contribution to national development through volunteerism.
The CVSS Hall of Fame & Volunteer Awards Banquet celebrates and honours volunteers who continue to support and improve social development by giving of themselves and their time. The awards are presented to individuals and organisations that are exceptional in their achievements and demonstrate strong leadership qualities and a commitment to serve in Jamaica’s nation building.
Winners for this year’s awards include: Alethia Peart — Outstanding Volunteer of the Year; Neville Charlton – Young Leader; Wisynco Group — Private Sector Volunteer of the Year; Nadine Grant-Brown — Public Sector Volunteer of the Year; Digicel Foundation —Non-Profit Organisation and Jamaica 4-H Clubs — CVSS Member Agency of the Year.