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CJC Spanskill 5k health & charity run walk officially launched.


Published: 04-10-2018 |


CJC Spanskill 5k health & charity run walk officially launched.

The Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) and the Spanish Town Skills Training Centre (STSTC) officially launched their flagship 5k health & charity run walk on Tuesday October 2, 2018.

The 5k health & charity run walk is being staged as the commemoration for the twentieth year of training and service to the community offered by the Spanish Town Skills Training Centre (STSTC).

The actual run will take place on October 14, 2018 at the GC Foster College beginning at 7: 00 am. However, warm up will be done at 6:30am, by Greg’s Extreme fitness, one of the sponsors for the event.

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Pastor Damian Chambers, Health Ministries Director of the Central Jamaica Conference and Events Manager, declaring the 5k health and charity run walk officially launched. | Credits: Mahado Thomas

Pastor Damian Chambers, Health Ministries Director of the Central Jamaica Conference and Events Manager said that what the Spanish Town Skills Training Centre is doing is something that is strongly supported by the Administration and Health Ministries Department of CJC.

He also added that this event is being done as an investment in our young people.

“We are empowering young people to prepare themselves to be responsible adults in gaining employment through the acquisition of skills,” he said.

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Councilor of the Ensom Division Mr. George Moody (representing the Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange the Member Parliament for St. Catherine Central and Minister of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport) speaking at the launch of 5k Health and Charity run walk. | Credits: Mahado Thomas

During the launch, Councilor of the Ensom Division Mr. George Moody (representing the Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange the Member Parliament for St. Catherine Central and Minister of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport) highlighted the fact that the walk is not only for fun or health, but for charity and commended the church and the skills training for staging this initiative. 

“We have seen where healthy living and persons taking care of themselves is becoming a challenge so for the church to be collaborating with the skills training centre to launch this event can only mean one thing that we will have a healthy society, he said.” and “A healthy society is a happy one, he added”

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Inspector Judith Pownall, of St. Catherine North Police Division bringing greetings at the official launch of the 5k health and charity run walk | Credits: Mahado Thomas

Inspector Judith Pownall, of the St. Catherine North Police Division also brought greetings and emphasized that officers will be integral in the safety of the persons participating in the run.

Proceeds from this event will assist with the construction of a Computer Lab for the skills training Centre; a portion will go towards the Spanish Town Infirmary, Alta Vista Children’s Home (CJC), as well as the Sunbeam Boy’s Home in Spring Village, St. Catherine.

Interested persons may register online at centralja.org on or before the October 12 deadline.

Registration costs 1000 dollars. This payment should be made to Scotia Bank: Spanish Town ACC#: 0601521. Other monetary donations are also welcomed and can be made to the same account.

For more information call 984-3571/919-2561 or email, spanskillsda@gmail.com

This initiative is sponsored NCU FM, Premiere Entertainment, Peak bottling company Limited, and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.


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