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CHEC brings Christmas to Golden Age Home
December 23, 2011

CHINA Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) last week donated 21 shower wheelchairs and boxes of adult diapers, valued at $450,000, to the Golden Age Home in Kingston.

The donation brings to 23 the number of such chairs at the facility, which has approximately 450 residents.

The CHEC team that made the presentation was led by Zhongdong Tang, CHEC’s regional director; his deputy to Jamaica Qiwu Yang; and Jennifer Armond, CHEC’s communications manager.

Laurette Adam-Thomas, matron at the Golden Age Home, was grateful for the donation.

“We have been struggling with the two shower chairs we have as they were inadequate for the home. This donation will go a far way in making the lives of the residents better,” Adam-Thomas said.

Armond in the meantime, said she was happy CHEC was able to extend a helping hand to the residents at the Golden Age Home and even more so the staff members who tend to these persons.

“China Harbour is dedicated to helping in the development of the Jamaican people and takes great pleasure in doing so. No doubt this donation will brighten Christmas for the residents,” Armond said.

China Harbour Engineering Company is one of the largest contractors in the world and has built over 90 per cent of the roads and bridges in China. The company has also undertaken several projects in Jamaica, including the Palisadoes highway and a series of infrastructural projects in the region.

Source: The Jamaica Observer