Social Security Board funds Summer Festival activities | THE DAILY HERALD

Lisa Rey, Chairperson of the Summer Festival Committee and Rosanna Brown, Social Security Board Public Relations and Marketing Officer.

ANGUILLA–The Social Security Board is sponsoring several events for this year’s Summer Festival with donations totalling nearly US $40,000. Rosanna Browne, the Public Relations and Marketing Officer of the Anguilla Social Security Board (SSB) said, “Cultural heritage is very important to Social Security and it is one of the areas we focus on. We support activities and events that preserve our cultural heritage and the Summer Festival does this. We have always partnered with the Summer Festival Committee and this year is no exception, especially after the challenges related to Hurricane Irma. This is an opportunity to showcase our strength and resilience.”

Acting SSB Director Maglan Lewis said, “The Anguilla SSB views cultural development to be just as important as economic development. We are contributing to a variety of the 2018 Summer Festival venues to include the pageantry events, the Champion of Champions boat race and the street festival.” She added that the Board is very proud to have sponsored Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers in Anguilla’s 2017 Carnival Queen Event, who won the title and recently captured the Miss Universe Great Britain 2018 crown. She said they will continue to support her as she goes forward to represent Great Britain at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant. Lewis said the SSB contributes to many diverse cultural, educational, health and social activities, including Anguilla’s world-class Tennis Academy.

Recipients of the SSB’s Summer Festival monetary sponsorship include the Anguilla Boat Racing Association for the Champion of Champions race receiving US $14,200; the Anguilla Queen Committee receiving US $4,000; the Prince and Princess Show receiving EC $25,000; the Grand Parade of Troupes receiving US $8,000 to be shared among the registered troupes; and the South Valley Street Festival receiving US $5,000.

Lisa Rey, Chair of the 2018 Summer Festival said, “We thank the Anguilla SSB for their generosity and assistance this year, especially post-Irma.” She said their contributions will help to ensure a successful Summer Festival which will kick-off in less than a week.

Source: The Daily Herald