Chefette’s Fun Run Raises $135,000 for 3 Charities

The 6th annual Chefette Fun Run took place on Sunday, 20 May 2018 as approximately 6,000 runners assembled in neon yellow sponsored t-shirts at Warrens, St. Michael. Present at this year’s run were Chefette Ambassadors; Miss Barbados World 2018 Lesley Chapman-Andrews, 2 Mile Hill and Barbados Olympic athlete Akela Jones.

A sum of $135,000 was raised from this year’s event which will directly benefit The Aunty Olga’s Needy Children's Fund; managed by Variety the Children’s Charity,  The Precious Touch Foundation and The YWCA Breakfast Program which provides meals for over 1,200 kids daily during the school term. 

During a recent presentation held at Chefette’s Corporate office, the participating schools were presented with their prizes.  St. Winifred’s took the top prize and coming in right behind them was The Ursuline Convent.  Warrens Primary won the third prize. 

Awards were given to the top winners in five (5) categories. First Male and Female across the line, First teen male and female across the line, the first boy and girl across the line, first senior across the line, largest participating school and largest corporate team which was won by Carter’s with over 200 participants.

Special appreciation must be given to our Platinum Sponsor The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust, and Gold Sponsors Chickmont, CIBC FirstCaribbean, C. O. Williams Group of Companies, Sol Petroleum, and Tridents for their continued support. Thank you to all of our other sponsors both old and new.

Additional thanks to all of the children, parents and families who made contributions to the Chefette Fun Run by participating, purchasing a shirt or volunteering. 

Article published October 21, 2018

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