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Sponsors coming forward to support CCRP’S ‘Living Legacy' Awards for 'Jamaica 50'

Media heavyweights RJR Communications Group and the Gleaner Company have joined ProComm as main sponsors of the CCRP Living Legacy Awards scheduled for February 8, 2012.

Media heavyweights RJR Communications Group and the Gleaner Company have joined ProComm as main sponsors of the CCRP Living Legacy Awards scheduled for February 8, 2012. A special project of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), the Awards luncheon will honour 50 Jamaicans who have contributed invaluable service to the country since Independence. It will take place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

Even as the CCRP is still in dialogue with other potential sponsors, the Sandals Group and Delta Airlines have contributed attractive gate prizes, and a number of private and public corporations have booked tables for the function. These include the Urban Development Corporation, National Housing Trust, Wysinco Group, Mustard Seed Communities and National Commercial Bank.

“We are really heartened by the positive response from Corporate Jamaica,” says CCRP Founder and CEO Jean Lowrie-Chin, adding, “This shows that the dedicated work and sacrifices our distinguished seniors have contributed over the years are truly appreciated among our corporate leaders – which makes us at the CCRP very happy! We are in discussions with other leading corporate groups and hope to finalise their support soon.”

Honouring the ‘Living Legends’ from every walk of life will have a special place in Jamaica’s celebration of its first 50 years as an independent nation. Fittingly, the keynote address at the Awards ceremony will be presented by Governor General the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who serves as Patron of the CCRP.  Awardees’ contributions span just about every facet of Jamaican life, from arts to sciences, from medicine to sports, from academics to educators to big hearted individuals helping those in need in any way they could.

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons was launched in April 2010, with the mission of “working to ensure that the vast talent, experience and wisdom of our seniors will be respected, and that they enjoy the quality of life which they so richly deserve.”

Already boasting over 580 members from across Jamaica, the organization has been extremely proactive in serving as a vital resource for retired persons, as well as for those preparing for retirement. It provides free seminars on topics such as financial planning and retirement, personal safety and security, health and wellness, opportunities for volunteering and for mentoring young persons, and a range of educational seminars, among many other benefits.

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