JN UK BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER TO PENSIONERS
Sixty pensioners were the recipients of good times, laughter and cheer as they were special guests at a recently held Christmas treat hosted by the Afro-Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA), in collaboration with the JNBS UK Representative Office.
Participating for the first time in this annual treat, the members of the JNBS UK Representative Office took on the much enjoyed responsibility of playing Santa’s Christmas elves for the pensioners as they mixed and mingled to ensure that a good time was had by all.
Held at the ACNA Centre in Nottingham, JN UK Representative Office’s Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy, Paulette Simpson, said the elders spent most of the day sharing fond Christmas memories.
“The day’s activity really entailed reminiscing with the elderly on what Christmas in Jamaica was like for them when it came on to shopping, Grand Market night, cooking and carol singing”.
Annually during the Christmas period, the building society selects a project to undertake to pay homage and give recognition to some of its stakeholders.
“Each Christmas we choose a project like this to support. This forms part of our community activities for our members and their family and friends. At this time of the year, we seek to bring joy to elderly Caribbean persons. Last year we were in London, but this year we went outside of London, as a common complaint is that we often forget persons North of Watford Gap”, said Miss Simpson.
Summing up the social activity as a day filled with high energy and cheerfulness, the Christmas treat is said to have brought a smile to those who mattered most- the pensioners.
“The day went well, a lot of food and drinks and the sorrel was a hit. The fact that I served them was particularly meaningful to them”, highlighted Simpson.