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Gros Islet, St Lucia IGY Marinas Partners With Over 300 Volunteers to Support its First Annual “Inspire Giving Through You” Initiative

Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia - For Immediate Release
IGY Marinas Partners With Over 300 Volunteers to Support its First Annual “Inspire Giving Through You” Initiative

On Saturday, 20th February, 2016, IGY Marinas successfully undertook its first annual “Inspire Giving through You” initiative. The world-wide community service project occurred simultaneously across six (6) countries with over 300 volunteers from eight (8) participating IGY Marinas locations. The initiative, spearheaded by
the CEO of IGY Marinas; Tom Mukamal; saw IGY team members, captains, crew, owners and local volunteers come together to support several charities within the communities that surround their marinas.

IGY Rodney Bay Marina embarked on a “facelift” of The Boys Training Centre for the occasion- an institution with which the marina and some of its sailors already had ties. Partnering with the Boys’ Training Centre was only natural; considering the centre’s proximity to the marina (a 3 minute drive away) and IGY Rodney Bay Marina’s interest in being impactful on the lives of St. Lucian youth. The project did not come at a better time, owing to the fact that the centre was making plans to celebrate its 56th anniversary the following week.

It was a full day affair with a total of 44 volunteers and the 21 boys from the centre- all full of vigour- working towards the shared goal of enhancing the centre. That which was particularly noteworthy was the interaction between the boys and the volunteers. The boys welcomed such a break from their daily routine since Saturday’s undertaking afforded them the opportunity to mingle with individuals from different walks of life and cultures. By lunch time it seemed that both the volunteers and the boys from the centre had fused into one extended family, having lunch together in the shade.

The day came to a close with all parties having achieved the following: the majority of the main building was repainted - new light fixtures were put in place outside the main building (for added security) - the Care & Protection Unit was enhanced by the planting of 75 flower plants - a neglected spot of land was transformed into a sweet potato farm – a portion of the field was prepared for a cucumber farm – a substantial part of the field was de-bushed.

It was a successful undertaking which would not have been achieved without the additional assistance from the Massy Group, Exelsign, Lucian Tees, Zaika (Taste of India), Sherwin-Williams Paints, Greening the Caribbean, Youth with a Mission, the Universal Church and IGY’s strategic partner, Sol.
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About IGY (Island Global Yachting) Marinas:
IGY Marinas, which owns and manages the Rodney Bay Marina,  is the largest international marina network in the world and offers management and marketing services to marinas world-wide. Serving as the leading point of contact for vessels throughout the western hemisphere, the network consists of 13 marinas operating throughout 7 countries; servicing approximately 100,000 customers per annum.                   

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