Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 – When the Nurses Association of Belize reached out to the Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund for assistance on April 8, 2020, the Committee immediately responded by contacting the association’s President, Mr. Darrell Spencer.
After several rounds of discussions with the association and representatives of the Ministry of Health and Finance surrounding the specific request of the nurses, the Committee agreed to provide funding for the acquisition and furnishing of three new housing units which will be located in the areas of Dangriga and Punta Gorda. In addition to the structures themselves, the Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund agreed to provide additional assistance to fund furnishings for these quarters including beds, work desks, refrigerators, oxygen regulators and a number of other supply equipment. The total value of the support given by the Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund to the Nurses Association to date has been $170,000.
Today, Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi, Chairman of the Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund and Mrs. Celia Swan, Marketing Representative of the Belize Bank Limited, met with Mr. Darrell Spencer, President of the Nurses Association of Belize to hand over a cheque to assist with the ongoing relief effort. Mr. Spencer expressed his organization’s profound gratitude to Lord Ashcroft for his generosity during this difficult and challenging period.