Four families, who have been affected by one misfortune or another, continue to benefit from the generosity of Chefette Restaurants, the local Restaurant chain in Barbados.
In 2007, Chefette reached out to the three remaining children of Donavere Codrington after he and his wife Cassandra and three other children died when the apartment block they lived in, dropped about 100 feet into a cave at Arch Cot Terrace, Brittons Cross Road on August 26, 2007.
Over the past 13 years Chefette has been honouring its pledge to assist this family and continues to make yearly monetary contributions to Doniya Codrington now 13 years old, Zavier Brathwaite; 16 years old and Doniko Codrington; 18 years old, the children of Donavere Codrington.
The other families receiving assistance are 14 year old, Khalia Went, the daughter of Kelly-Ann Welch a victim of the September 3, 2010 Campus Trendz Fire; 17 year old Rasonte Parsons who has Sickle Cell Anaemia; and 12 year old Krishawn Greaves who has Angioedema. These families are part of the Chefette extended Family and continue to receive contributions through Chefette’s Helping Hand Fund.
Recently at a presentation held at Chefette’s Corporate Office, Zavier expressed his appreciation and said “I became part of the Chefette Family since I was 3 years old. My Father died in the Arch Cot cave in disaster and the Chefette Family became my family. This family has shown me love, kindness and care. Throughout the years the funds I receive have maintained my education and health as well as helped me to succeed in reaching for my goals. My sincere thanks to the Chefette Family which is made up of caring and loving individuals. I appreciate all you have done and are still doing for me. Thank you for loving and caring for me.”
Ryan Haloute, Chefette’s Managing Director responded and said “Family is very important and these members of the Chefette extended Family are really dear to us and have been for so many years. We are indeed thrilled to see how well they are growing and to be able to assist in providing a better quality of life for them.”
The Chefette Helping Hand Fund was established in 1989 and has benefited numerous persons including Chefette’s employees throughout the years.