Bodybuilder partners with local Sports Academy to support local institutions

A partnership between Kenville Horne Sports Academy, based in Rose Hall, and Simon Brooker, a British citizen of Vincentian ancestry, has resulted in the distribution of thousands of masks, sanitizers and sports vests to a number of government institutions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ( SVG).

Among the recipients of the donations were the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force; the Buccament polyclinic; Châteaubelair Hospital; and Troumaca/Ontario High School.

Brooker, who is managing director of HBG Active Wear and a champion bodybuilder, said he hopes the donation will relieve some of the pressure the country is facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he was very happy to give to the country where his parents were born.

Brooker also donated a number of sports vests to Kenville Horne Sports Academy and Troumaca Ontario High School. Over the past few years, UK-based Brooker has made donations to Troumaca’s secondary athletics programme, including providing equipment for the establishment of a gymnasium at the school, a statement said.

“The whole point of this contribution is to show the young people of SVG that they have some kind of support and if they work hard and stay focused and disciplined they can achieve great things,” Brooker said of the donation. vests and gym equipment. . Speaking at a presentation ceremony to the Buccament Polyclinic staff nurse, Samantha Clarke and her supervisor, Suzette Kojo expressed their thanks on behalf of the clinic staff for the donation.

“We are indeed grateful for these items as they are useful for our daily activities,” Clarke said.

Founder/Principal of Kenville Horne Sports Academy, Kenville Horne expressed his gratitude to Brooker, noting he was pleased to partner with the champion bodybuilder to bring benefits to the people of SVG.

“Government alone cannot do everything, so the people and institutions that are in a position to help must,” said Horne, who highly praised SVG Port Authority workers for their help and support. understanding.

“The sports academy as a non-profit organization has not only given back in terms of sports, but has also helped students with school supplies, helped farmers with fertilizers, seedlings and farming equipment, and helped people affected by the pandemic, including those who are socially disadvantaged. So to be partnering with Simon to give back to communities feels really good to me,” said Horne.