THE MARIA HOLDER MEMORIAL TRUST continued in its quest to support the disadvantaged through a donation to Dame Olga Lopes-Seale for her Needy Children’s Fund. At a gathering at Dame Olga’s home, Project Manager of the Trust, Mary Brewster explained that The Maria Holder Memorial Trust was created three years ago with the primary goal of creating longevity and improving lives.
She said that The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, in working through its approval process for giving funding, was very impressed by the privacy and dignity which Aunty Olga offered to the people she helped.
“One thing that struck me about my dealings with Aunty Olga was that despite her public persona she is a very private and confidential person.
“We congratulate her on the outstanding work that she has been doing for the poor, and children in particular, and look forward to continuing our relationship with her in helping the children of Barbados.”
Dame Olga thanked The Maria Holder Memorial Trust and said that the work she was doing was made possible through the generosity of a number of individuals and organisations.
“I am not understating what I do, but I could not do what I do without the help of people; and it is your kindness that has helped me to go on for many, many years.”
Since its establishment, The Maria Holder Memorial Trust has assisted a number of charities, including the Hope Foundation, The Autism Association of Barbados, The Barbados Cancer Society, The Because Of Jenna Trust, The Queen Elizabeth Home For Children, located in Grenada, The Children’s Development Centre, The Diabetes Foundation, and the Barbados Council for the Disabled. (PR)