first_imgHaving helped more than 75 tertiary students to a college education amid challenging economic times, organisers of the CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K are hoping to raise $15 million for the academic and sporting development of more students through the University of West Indies’ (UWI) Scholarship Fund.UWI’s all-important run/walk will begin and end at the UWI Mona Bowl on the morning of Sunday, November 15.The 5K run will begin 7 a.m. and will be followed by the Kids K at 8 a.m., which will enter its second staging. Registration will open next week and the cost to participate is $1,000.This fourth renewal aims to target Jamaicans abroad, members of the general public, running/walking enthusiasts, as well as charitable donors and companies.The event was launched under the patronage of the honourable Douglas Orane and Donette Chin-Loy Chang, widow of G. Raymond Chang yesterday, at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track.Chang, now deceased, was a co-founder/co-patron, while wife Donette Chin-Loy Chang will serve as patron in his honour.Importance of educationDouglas Orane, event chairman/co-patron, said: “Ray would say this all the time: ‘Education is the great leveller and we need to use that in order to advance everybody in life’.”I look forward to seeing all of you here and to the support that you have given us over the years, individuals and committed corporate sponsors,” he continued.UWI Principal, Professor Archibald McDonald, lauded the event.”Many of the students who receive the CB Group UWI 5K scholarships are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education. The opportunity afforded them as a result of this event will impact not only their lives, but generations to come,” he outlined.Since starting in 2012, the initiative has been able to raise $38 million, while last year’s proceeds enabled UWI to award 25 scholarships valued at $8,500,000, as well as to donate a Thermocycler (PCR machine or DNA amplifier) for $1,400,000 to the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation.Matthew Lyn, chief operating officer, CB Group, noted: “The CB Group UWI 5K has grown in a short space of time into an event which not only impacts the university community but the entire country, as these scholarship recipients will one day contribute significantly to the development of Jamaica in their respective fields.”last_img read more

first_imgThe daughter of a couple tragically killed in their Co Donegal home has pleaded with people with mental health problems to get professional help.The late Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddity.Maureen Cuddihy made a public plea at the funerals of her beloved parents Jimmy, 77 and Kathleen, 73, at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh today.The popular pensioners were found dead at their home in Churchtown on Thursday morning last. Their youngest son Julian, 42, has been charged with their murders and Judge Kevin Kilrane has ordered a psychiatric report to be carried out on the accused.Heartbroken Maureen appealed to people suffering from depression or any form of mental health issues to speak out.“Please seek help. There are are so many brilliant services available for people, and I’d urge anyone feeling low to talk now.“Don’t wait. Speak now and get help before you do something that will cause such great pain to your family,” she said poignantly. She described her parents as loving, kind and beautiful people.“When they worked together on a project they were like a force of nature.“As both captain and president of the golf club they strived to make it the best club it could be.“Over the last five days we’ve come to realize how popular and much-loved our parents were and just how many people they actually helped.“Mum must have had half of Inishowen in the back of the ambulance and Dad has thought so many people maths over the years and given them grinds. “They were wonderful parents to all of us, and when money was tight in the house, there was always money for education.“Education would set us free they told us, and there was always money for education.“They were so kind and caring, mum always gave us supplies when we went away.“Even when we were getting a plane to London, she’s be trying to give us bags of turf and food,” she said. Hundreds of people attended the funerals of the popular couple.Guards of honour were given by the local ambulance service, Carndonagh Community School staff and by members of the Ballyliffin Golf Club.Fr Con McLaughlin, who was taught metalwork by Jimmy Cuddihy, said the couple were extremely popular in the locality.He was assisted at the mass by the Bishop of Derry, Most Reverend Donal McKeown.DAUGHTER OF TRAGIC COUPLE MAKES PUBLIC PLEA FOR PEOPLE TO GET HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daughterdeathfuneralJIMMY CUDDIHYKathleen Cuddihymental healthplealast_img read more