The programme of activities planned by the Island Girls to mark the second anniversary of their historic voyage across the Caribbean saw the girls assisting the less fortunate at the Soup Kitchen on Lower All Saints Road last Friday.
Manager of the community outreach facility, Sgt. Veldon Ragguette said the girls not only helped to prepare the meals but they also assisted with serving the food to the scores of individuals for whom the Soup Kitchen is their only source of a hot meal every day.
“It was good to see the girls getting involved with the less fortunate who we serve daily. They told me that they thoroughly enjoyed the activity and they gave a commitment to return sometime in the future,” he disclosed.
Ragguette also appealed to other groups or clubs in the society to volunteer their time to the Soup Kitchen as there are many people who are ‘food-insecure’ and for whom the charitable food outlet is an essential part of their lives.
On their Facebook page the Island Girls thanked Exotic Antigua for sponsoring the meal as well as Hyacinth Charles and Cpl. Frank McLean for their donation. The Island Girls are Samara Emmanuel, Kevinia Francis, Elvira Bell and Christal Clashing.
January 28 marked two years since the Island Girls completed the first all-female cross Atlantic race, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Crossing race. Forty-seven days, eight hours and 25 minutes. That’s how long it took Team Antigua Island Girls to row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua.