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Christmas Bake Sale Held By Red Cross

Posted by Grand Baymen on Mar 3, 2016 1:59:22 PM
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On December 14th, the San Pedro Red Cross held a Christmas Bake Sale, and it has been reported that the money raised will be used to help train teachers at the San Pedro Roman Catholic School with first aid skills. Â Over the past few months, those living in San Pedro Town have seen increased interest in the training of first aiders on the island, with everyone getting into the spirit of being better educated so that they can save lives.

The Red Cross’ bake sale was held at Coconut Drive’s Roadkill Bar.  Between 11am and 2pm, a number of tasty treats were offered for sale, with many residents able to indulge their sweet tooth and find a cake or bun that took their fancy.  Ahead of the sale, the Red Cross managed to get first aid sponsors for all 30 teachers at the Roman Catholic School, asking local businesses and residents to help raise money.  Nineteen of the teachers were sponsored by Mark and Brooke Maggiotto, whose check was presented as part of the bake sale.  Other supporters included Casa Picasso, Coco Loco’s Beach Bar, Edward D. Mulligan, Sherry and the San Pedro Lions Club.  Caye Coffee’s Paul also sponsored the event and donated $5 for every bag of coffee that was sold.

The bake sale was a huge success, and combined with sales on the day and previous donations, the event raised $1,658.75.  The proceeds will ensure that teachers at San Pedro’s Roman Catholic School receive vital first aid training to ensure that, if the worst occurs, they are ready to come to the aid of pupils and other adults.

The Red Cross’ event also coincided with a visit from Terence Woodeye and Jessie Young.  The two members of Belize City’s Red Cross came to the island as part of a project for the American Red Cross/John Hopkins University survey.  As part of the research, the American Red Cross are looking into the positive ways that the organization is impacting communities around the world, and how those in San Pedro are prepared for disasters and emergencies. The results of the “Saving Lives in the Caribbean through Preparedness” project will be unveiled after the latest survey has been contrasted with a similar questionnaire from 2012.

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The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.