NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 22, 2013) – Retired educator and Gingerland resident Conrad Liburd is the most recent recipient of a donation from the Nevis Renal Society.
At a brief handing-over ceremony on Thursday Aug. 22, 2013, Vice President Sherolyn Pemberton explained that the Nevis Renal Society continued to fulfill its mandate of giving assistance to Nevisians who have kidney ailments and has successfully raised funds to do so for more than a decade.
“The Nevis Renal Society has been in existence for the past 13 going on 14 years. One of the goals of the Renal Society is to assist individuals who have kidney ailments in a tangible way…Mr. Conrad Liburd is, unfortunately, not here with us today but we have in his place his brother Mr. Joseph Liburd who will be accepting the cheque on his behalf,” she said.
Conrad Liburd, a past principal and teacher of the Gingerland Secondary School, recently returned to Nevis from Anguilla where he was receiving dialysis treatment. Meantime, Public Relations Officer of the Nevis Renal Society Florene Williams extended best wishes to the retired educator, as she presented the donation, in the form of a cheque, to his brother and retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Joseph Liburd.
“We hope that everything will be going well for him…I would like to thank the general public for supporting us in our ongoing events and we’re looking forward to having our gala dinner November the 2nd [at The Occasions] and we’re looking forward to your support as usual so we could continue to help our loved ones in time of need,” Williams said.
As former ACP Liburd accepted the donation, he pledged his continued support and that of his family to the fundraising endeavours of the Nevis Renal Society.
“On behalf of Conrad Liburd and his entire family, I wish to say thanks to the Renal Society for giving us this donation. I think and I know that it will come in very handy for the help of Conrad. He has been improving greatly, thanks to God and to all who have helped,” he said.
Treasurer of the Nevis Renal Society Paulette Hanley also participated in the brief ceremony.