The sixth annual JJ Robinson Trust Summer Camp was held successfully at Heritage House, Mt. Parnassus between 7th and 11th July 2014. Some 50 teenagers, who are beneficiaries of the Trust, attended the 5-day programme comprising presentations, group discussions, excursions, competitions and games. Daily lunches were provided for all.
Among those who gave up valuable time to engage the students in discussions and activities were Drs Kathy Yearwood and Orin Liddell of SGU, Constable Roberts of the Royal Grenadian Police Force, artist Daniela Froehlich-Ruggle and former Trust student Livingstone Fraser. Rev. Dr. Osbert James gave the daily Invocations.
The Grenada Hash House Harriers organized a special walk at Grand Etang followed by a picnic lunch and games. We also managed an excursion to Grand Anse beach despite the rain.
The Summer Camp concluded on Friday 11th July with everyone in good spirits, with calls for more next year.
Special thanks go to the Grenada Hash, particularly Mike Cowan and his team of hashers and to Daniela and Rene for all their hard work preparing the excellent craft workshops. Thanks are also given to all donors and contributors including Glovers Restaurant, The Edge and Coconut Beach Restaurants, Bulk Buy, CK’s Super Valu, Sugar & Spice Ice Cream, The Merry Baker, Grenlec, SGU for the busses and to the Programme for Adolescent Mothers, Mrs Lawrence, for the hospitality.
The J.J. Robinson Trust (jjrtrust.com) is a UK and Grenadian Registered Charity dedicated to providing educational assistance to needy Grenadian students with funds raised by charitable events in England and in Grenada. The Trust was started by the late Lt. Commander Jim Robinson and Mrs Jean Robinson MBE in 1996 and now supports some 65 registered students. All funds raised go directly to the children since the Trust is entirely run by unpaid volunteers.