December 19, 2022
Red Affair & Volunteer Award Ceremony 2022
The Anguilla Red Cross on December 10, 2022, held its Red Affair event at Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club, the first since the impact of COVID-19. The chairperson, Sabrina Boodram, extended a warm welcome to those in attendance. The prestigious affair included a fashion show, auction, giveaways and dinner. The Director, Latoya Hobbs, generously thanked and recognized all the volunteers, supporters and sponsors for their contributions and commitment to the event including: RoyalTs Band, Anguilla Red Cross, Malliouhana Resort, Sunset Homes, Cap Juluca, Belmond Hotel, Blanchards, R&R Tackling Enterprise, Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club, Sunset Homes, Grands Vins de France, Jamal Gumbs, Anguilla Retreat, Jepun Bali, Sharky’s, Sri Balinese Spa, Turtle Nest, Anguilla Red Cross: Nigel Singh, Trans Anguilla Airways, Harvey & Millie Tanton, CoutureConcepts.net.
There were four persons who were nominated for the Ruby V Carter Volunteer of the Year: Kurlida Richardson Howe, Maureen Rose, Cicely Hodge, and Bernice Gumbs. Kurlida Richardson Howe who contributed over 124 hours was presented the Ruby V Carter Volunteer of the year award, 2022, for her dedication and persistence toward assisting and bettering the organization in many areas. The Doreen James Humanitarian of the Year award attracted nominations for Kurlida Richardson Howe, Breanna Webster, Maureen Rose and Brittany Christopher. Though this year was deemed quite competitive in the selection for this award, in the end, the Doreen James Humanitarian of the Year award, 2022 was presented to Brittany Christopher who offered support in an area (Communications Development) of the branch that was missing for years. The Outstanding Volunteer Service Award were presented to Trevor Queeley, Peter Quinn and Frank Cannon who were recognized for their outstanding dedicated contribution.
The event also sought to recognize and honor the determination, commitment and ingenuity of those who have actively served over the years, who were awarded their Milestone 10-15 and 20 years recognition award pins including Sabrina Boodram, Louis Bryan, Hyacinth Crawford, Lydia (Pat) Dasent, Rayana Dowden, Rodwell Grant, Neil Gumbs, Mary (Susan) Harrigan, Agnita Hodge, Susan Hodge, Brittany Jeffers, Trevor Queeley, Joan Mcleod, Peter Quinn, Altagracia Richardson, Shakaro Richardson, Jennyville Smith, Israel Villegas Benjamin and Ricky Rouphine. The Anguilla Red Cross continues to express gratitude to all volunteers who expend their time and efforts and calls on others to join the team as it reimagines the organization as it serves the communities of Anguilla. To view some of the captured moments for the, please click here.