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Tuesday 12 December 2017
Sports

Tobago Cycling Classic to assist with hurricane relief

Jamol Eastmond celebrates after winning his race at the Michael Phillips Republic Day Cycling Classic, at the Diego Martin Highway, Diego Martin yesterday.

The organisers of the 31st Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) are partnering with the Living Waters Community and the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) to raise funds and collect relief supplies for the victims of the recent hurricanes which have ravaged several Caribbean islands with the last month.

The TICC are overwhelmed by the destruction and devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The TICC have grown to become of the one premier sporting events in the Caribbean with participants from almost every island and territory in the region.

Chairman of TICC, Jeffrey Charles, said his team is saddened by loss of life and property as a result of the unfortunate and catastrophic natural disasters.

“We cannot stand aside without lending a helping hand. We are partnering with Living Waters and TEMA to raised much needed funds and supplies and to show our support and solidarity to our Caribbean neighbours.”

Charles added that the event has been impacted as several confirmed teams and riders were forced to cancel their participation in this year’s edition due to pedal off on Wednesday and end next Sunday.

“The TICC 2017 organisers are disappointed with the cancellations however, the suffering and anguish experienced by the victims, are the major concerns for us all and most definitely outweigh our disappointment.”

Donations of cash or items can be made.

Cash deposits to the Living Waters Community can be done via its RBC Royal Bank account #100091110130182 or persons can drop off their items or cash/cheque contribution at the Living Waters Community Building at 109 Frederick Street, Port of Spain or at its Warehouse at Frederick Settlement, Caroni. Persons can also contact Living Waters at 662-5404 or 623-4677.

TEMA is accepting donations at its Headquarters in Fairfield Complex, Bacolet, Scarborough where materials contributions are to dropped off. Clothings are to left at TEMA’s warehouse in Signal Hill, near the Army camp and monetary donations can be made at the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society Disaster Relief Fund any Republic Bank branch. The account number is 180482517101.

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