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Family Affairs Racing Stables Donates $10,000 And Visits New Hospital

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President Ms. Pasty Lake and members from the Family Affairs Racing Stables arrived at the new Peebles Hospital on Wednesday, 3rd September to tour the facility, several weeks after donating $10,000 during the August Festival celebrations.

The official donation was made on Tuesday, 5th August and was presented to the Minister for Health and Social Development the Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton.

Ms. Lake expressed that recently two members of the Family Affairs Racing Stables were injured at different times and both received medical treatment at Peebles Hospital and she was impressed by the care they received. She added that the “Two attending physicians were very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate and her members’ treatment were administered in timely fashion.”

She also went on say that “Many times we hear the bad stories, the bad news, and seldom hear or share the good, but I was pleased, and I went to the group and told them that we should make a donation, and everyone agreed as Peebles Hospital belongs to the people of the Virgin Islands and not to any political party. (Audio Clip)

Prior to the tour the members of the Family Affairs Racing Stables met with the Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Darlene Carty Baptiste, the Chief of Medical Staff Dr. June Samuel and the Director of Hospital Services/Operations Mrs. Cedorene Malone-Smith.

The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority sincerely thanks the Family Affairs Racing Stables and all other donors for their generous contributions. For more information about the new Peebles Hospital tours or how to make a donation, please call Allison Fahie at 852-7511 or download the brochure at'

Graeme Randle


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