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JM | Nov 24, 2021

D&G Foundation gives support to National Poppy Appeal

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D&G Foundation Administrator Totlyn Brown-Robb (left), chairman of the National Poppy Appeal (NPA) Lieutenant Colonel Warrenton Dixon (second left), Red Stripe’s Head of Human Resource Judon Bowden (second right) and Barbara-Ann Robinson, front-desk manager at Red Stripe, show off their newly pinned crimson red poppies. The Foundation supported the NPA, the fundraising arm of the Jamaica Legion, established to oversee the care of military veterans, both internal and external to Curphey Home, with a purchase of poppies for Red Stripe and Foundation staff members.

The Desnoes & Geddes (D&G) Foundation recently supported the National Poppy Appeal (NPA) with a purchase of poppies for Red Stripe and Foundation staff member.

As the fundraising arm of the Jamaica Legion, the NPA was formed in recognition of Jamaican soldiers who lost their lives during World Wars I and II. Funds are raised to oversee the care of indigent military veterans, both internal and external to Curphey Home. The D&G Foundation was also a bronze sponsor of the Veterans for Veterans Fund-raising Concert which aims to enhance the capacity of the NPA.

Of the thousands of poppies delivered to organisations islandwide, the Foundation received approximately 500 poppies from the NPA. 

The Foundation’s Totlyn Brown-Robb said: “It is important that we continue to remember the contributions of the veterans on whose shoulders we stand, so we admire the steadfast support offered by the Jamaica Legion to our ex-servicemen.”

Established in 1949, the Jamaica Legion took care of soldiers returning from World War II at a special infirmary in Manchester called Curphey Home, sustained with the NPA’s support.

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