Young Veterans Producers Sekou Davis and Sheldon Pennicott gave a lending hand at the annual “Sir John Golding Rehab Centre” charity event in Kingston, Jamaica on June 11th. The 2 hours event targeted all 68 children residing at the institution and, the members of the national special Olympic team, it included special activities to encourage movement and interaction and was conducted by hosts/hostesses such as Young veterans producers Sekou and Sheldon, as well as clowns to amuse the children. There were special performances by artists such as Fantan Mojah and Shane O and finally was finished by dinner, prayers and special gifts.
Young Veterans have been avid supporters of this event for the past few years and in their own words say “It is a MUST that we donate back to the community, even if just with our time.”
Past years performers and hosts have included the Young Veterans artisteOpal, Jenny Jenny, Nurse Dorian Lennon and Shantel from Big Yard Productions ( hosts ), the Dancing Dynamites, The Tivoli Marching Band, The Calabar Dance troop, Minister Goody Goody, One Third, St. Mathew, Shane-O, Omari, Konshens and The Unit One and Untouchables Dancers.
Formerly known as the Mona Rehabilitation Centre, Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre is the only public facility in Jamaica that offers prostheses. It also offers physiotherapy, speech therapy, counseling and social support. The Centre has been in existence for over 50 years.