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Premier League make hurricane donation

FELT IT RIGHT: Premier League executive chairman, Richard Scudamore

JUST ONE week after the launch of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to provide relief to Caribbean countries devastated by recent hurricanes, major local, regional and international partners are joining the call for support. One of the first to respond was the Premier League with a donation of US$100,000.

According to John Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), the response by the company’s partners has been no less than emphatic.

“We are delighted by the amazing response we’ve had from our partners in such a short period of time. In less than seven days, as well as the fantastic donation from the Premier League, we’ve seen wonderful contributions from other partners including One Caribbean TV, Anixter, Sigma, Emida, Nelson Mullings, and Next IT with more committing to funds and fundraising targets. While many in the Caribbean continue to suffer in literal darkness, it is inspiring to see that so many are also eager to help.”

Speaking on their contribution, Richard Scudamore, Premier League executive chairman, said:

“The Premier League and English football have long connections with the Caribbean and there are many fans of Premier League clubs across the region.

“Having seen the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes, and read and heard about the many people who are suffering as a result, we felt it was right to support the efforts of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation that is aiding the relief and recovery initiatives.”

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