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Elderly receive $1,500 from Doctors Hospital ice cream socials

Ice cream socials held by the social committee of Doctors Hospital’s Ice Cream Socials in late November and early December resulted in$1500 in aid to local charity Unity House.

“Fortunately for Unity House, a non-profit organization that cares for the elderly, they were found most deserving from amongst a list of possible organizations,”read a release from the hospital. Unity House provides care for elderly citizens under its charge. The social committee decides on which charity will benefit from its activities every year just before the holidays.

A Doctors Hospital representative said the ice cream socials were set up in the lobby of Doctors Hospital and staffed by social committee members who were associates of the hospital. The socials offered favorite flavors, and according to organizers was so successful during its first run at the end of November that a second event had to be held in early December. The committee raised$750 from its efforts.

“Continuing with the generosity of past years, the executive team at Doctors made a decision to match the amount of monies made by the social committee,”the release read.

According to the release, recipients in previous years included the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel, the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Group, the Bahamas Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled.

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