According to a spokesperson for the organization, which is known as the, “SKN Unity Group”, their main aim is to assist children in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis with special needs.
As part of their strategy to deliver on their promise of support, the group has planned a series of income generating projects, the proceeds from which will go towards their program of community service.
The spokesman said that the group held its first fundraiser on 10th June, 2011, at the Leeds Marriott Hotel. He said that the event was well attended by Kittitians living in London, Manchester, and Leeds and were entertained by models from Hide & Sleek Fashion House, and Clyde Sheriffe Fashion House.
The night was dubbed (the Barry White Night) and the Barry impersonator had the audience rocking with classic hits from the legend, (Barry White). Host for the evening was Cris (DJ Cris) Collins.
Proceeds raised on the night will be presented to the Special Needs School shortly when the chair-person Ms Janet (Jackie) Walker visits St. Kitts in July. The event was endorsed by Ms Clarice Cotton, who for many years, has worked with the children with special needs in St. Kitts and Minister Nigel Carty (who produced a video which was played on a large screen at the event).
The group is looking forward to working with other organizations in the UK to generate awareness for Special Needs Schools on both islands-St. Kitts & Nevis. The group is led by Janet (Jackie) Walker, Brenda Farara, Shirley Thompson, Mitch Wallace, and Cris Collins.
The group was established in March 2011.