JAM | Sep 17, 2023

Heroes Circle communities benefit from Rotary Club health fair

/ Our Today

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Members of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North (from left) Patrick Forrest, Prudence Serju-Thomas, Lori Chuck, Glenroy Williams and Andrew Jackson were among the volunteers at the recent GSI health fair. (Photo: Contributed)

A health fair, hosted by the Good Samaritan Inn in partnership with the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North on September 3, benefited scores of children and underserved adults in the Heroes Circle area of the parish and its environs.

The fair was supported by six volunteer doctors, two nurses and two dental hygienists, as well as Rotaractors, team members of The Limners & Bards Limited (the LAB) and the Lions Club of Kingston’s Sight Foundation. 

“This is the first time that residents were receiving eye tests as part of our annual health fair and we thank the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North for bringing on board the Lions Club of Kingston which has done tremendous work in the area of sight preservation. Your presence made a great difference to the people of this community”,  said Vernon Murray, project manager for Good Samaritan Inn.

Dr Carrell Kerr (seated) confers with Rotarian Patrick Forrest, co-organiser of the GSI Health Fair. Seventy adults and children living in and around National Heroes Circle, downtown Kingston, had the financial burden of back-to-school preparation eased when a team of medical, optical and dental professionals provided free checks at a community health fair at the Good Samaritan Inn’s Health Centre. Children registered were also presented with school supplies.(Photo: Contributed)

Kirk Crichton, president of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North said the club was pleased to again partner with the Good Samaritan Inn in hosting the health fair, after a successful feeding programme earlier this year which benefited 200 homeless citizens.

“Community outreach projects like these bring  to life the work that we do on an on-going basis as we serve our fellowmen in keeping with the Rotary motto ‘Service above self’,” declared Crichton.


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