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Miss SVG brings Christmas cheer to children

Miss SVG brings Christmas cheer to children


Since being crowned Miss SVG 2014 in May, Shadeisha George has been throwing her name and title behind several worthy causes in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The most recent initiatives include visiting the Children’s Ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and joining with the Bowman Christmas Foundation{{more}} to spread Christmas cheer to children all across the nation.

“I think it’s really important for children to really get into the feel of Christmas. It’s the time of giving, it’s the time of cheer and I really think that Christmas allows them to really feel so much love and to be able to give love, as well,” George told SEARCHLIGHT yesterday.

The beauty queen explained that she chose to partner with the Bowman Christmas Foundation because she would play a part in bringing happiness to children who were affected by the 2013 Christmas Eve floods and were unable to celebrate the holiday last year.

Fitz-Hughes, Layou, Carriere and Point Village are included in the list of villages the Bowman Christmas Foundation has visited so far.

“It’s actually a village outreach programme that they have,” George said, explaining the initiative.

“The children in Fitz-Hughes didn’t really have a Christmas and everybody knows that. And so it was fitting to go there. On December 10, we went to distribute gifts to the children there and …there was a Christmas programme.”

Following her Fitz-Hughes visit, the Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines employee visited the children’s ward of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) on December 14, where she not only distributed gifts to each child, but crowns and tiaras as well.

“I met with them, I interacted with them. I spent quality time with them. I got to know their names. Having been there early in the week as a representative from the Bank, to donate a Christmas tree, I went back. I added candy canes to the tree with some of the patients. Each patient, each child, was given a crown so if you were a boy, you got a boy crown, and the girls got little tiaras. You know, just to boost their self-esteem and help them in the process of recovery so they could really feel better about themselves,” she said.

George disclosed that these are just some of the things that she hopes to do during her reign and is looking forward to making a difference in 2015.

So far, George has distributed backpacks at the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School, hosted the Girls’ High School Miss Heritage pageant, taken part in a number of Breast Cancer awareness events and is a part of the Take Us to the World campaign for Special Olympics.(BK)