January 12, 2009
Shaggy’s $27 million relief for Bustamante Hospital
Words cannot express how I feel today,” said Dr Lambert Innis, head of the Department of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care at the Bustamanta Hospital for Children.
The occasion was yesterday’s press conference which was held at the hospital with Shaggy informing the press and sponsors that he had made $27 million from his Shaggy and Friends show which was held last Saturday.
While it did not meet the US2M needs of the hospital the entertainer said his intention was to “make a dent...and we did.”
Most of the proceeds, minus the production expenses of $8M will be going towards upgrading the facilities at the only specialty children’s hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean.
A grateful Shaggy thanked everyone on the team who helped in making it possible, adding that more funds were yet to be added to Shaggy Foundation as David ‘Squeeze’ Annakie from Link Up, through his outreach in New York had collected US$6,000 and would be wiring that amount into the kitty.
Shaggy said the artistes were enthusiastic and ready to do it again next year pointing out, “despite our faults, we can all rise to the occasion.”
Source WEEKEN CHAT! NEWSPAPER