Mr. Boombastic to be inducted to Hall of Fame

Mr. Boombastic to be inducted to Hall of Fame

Mr. Boombastic, Shaggy himself will be inducted into the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Hall of Fame this week in recognition of his 10 years of outstanding support to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, Jamaica.

The induction will be held during the third staging of the CVSS Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be the guest speaker at the event.

This year, Shaggy presented a check for $55 million to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in proceeds from the 2016 fundraiser, Shaggy and Friends Concert. Since its inception in 2009, the concert has raised more than $255 million to acquire 450 pieces of medical equipment used to treat over 77,000 children each year.

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“The CVSS’s Volunteer Awards and Hall of Fame is a reflection of the extraordinary contribution of the volunteers who work so tirelessly in support of their respective charities and organizations. We are especially happy to be honoring Shaggy who, by his philanthropic work, have made a difference in the lives of our nation’s children,” said Saffrey Brown, chair of the CVSS’s Volunteer Awards and Hall of Fame.

A member of the hall of fame is selected every two years for dedicated and significant contribution to national development through volunteerism.

The CVSS Hall of Fame & Volunteer Awards Banquet celebrates and honors volunteers who continue to support and improve social development by giving of themselves and their time.

Winners for this year’s award ceremony include: Alethia Peart — Outstanding Volunteer of the Year; Neville Charlton – Young Leader; Wisynco Group — Private Sector Volunteer of the Year; Nadine Grant-Brown — Public Sector Volunteer of the Year; Digicel Foundation —Non-Profit Organization and Jamaica 4-H Clubs — CVSS Member Agency of the Year.

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