While many may have long forgotten the tragedy at Arch Cot in Brittons Hill, that claimed the lives of the young couple Donavere and Cassandra Codrington and three of their children, the surviving children: Doniko Codringon, Zavier Brathwaite and Doniya Codrington, are still benefitting from Chefette’s generosity. Since 2006, they have been receiving financial assistance through The Chefette Helping Hand Fund. This Fund is one of the initiatives which was established in 1989 to assist the less fortunate in Barbados.
Other families affected by one tragedy or another are also beneficiaries of this Fund. They are Khalia Went, the daughter of Kelly-Ann Welch a victim of the September 3, 2010 Campus Trendz Fire; Rasonte Parsons and Krishawn Greaves who have Sickle Cell Anaemia and Angioedema respectively.
The Fund to date has disbursed over $153,000 towards back to school supplies and health care for them.
During a reception recently held at Chefette’s corporate office for the families, Ryan Haloute, Chefette’s Managing Director welcomed the families and said “We are very pleased to see how these special children have grown over the years despite the challenges each of them faced. We are happy to assist and on behalf of the Chefette family, I wish them continued success in everything they do and to aim for the stars and dream big.”