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Christmas concert raises funds for Jamaican rehab centre

WINNER: Evadne Campbell (left) PR consultant and Ann-Marie Pinkney (right), Registrar at the Jamaica High Commission, congratulate Sasha McQueen (centre) who won a bottle of champagne and Christmas pudding in the raffle

THE JAMAICA High Commission in London was the venue for a fund-raising Christmas concert to assist the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in Kingston, Jamaica which was attended by some of the movers and shakers from London’s elite social scene.

The evening was organised by former fashion model Dorothy Ottey who has adopted the rehabilitation centre as her main charity to raise valuable donations to fund the work shop and the Althone Wing of the centre that houses the disabled children from all over the Caribbean, the only one of its kind in the region.


WELCOME: Guests (from left to right) Lady Colin Campbell; Gosia Sztuka; Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba; Lady Jane Reid; and Basha Hamilton all gather at the Jamaica High Commission in London for the Jamaican Christmas Concert in aid of Sir John Golding Fund Mona Rehab Centre

The evening’s activities consisted of a concert featuring traditional Jamaican folk songs and popular music culminating with a well laid out fare of Jamaican cuisine consisting of ackee and saltfish, jerk pork, jerk chicken, calaloo in a rundown sauce, rice and peas, baked plantains and roast jamaican breadfruit followed by desert.


INVITED: Event organiser Dorothy Ottey, right, with Lady Reid

Host for the evening was Jamaica’s High Commissioner Ms Aloun Ndombet Assamba who welcomed the guests while the emcee for the evening was Mrs Deloris Cooper who also ran the raffle for wonderful Jamaican prizes.

On the page we feature some of the highlights.

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