Scores of persons turned up Sunday afternoon to attend the annual Guyana Red Cross Society’s Tea Party and Fashion Show held at the State House lawns where President David Granger was officially inducted as patron of the organisation.
The President in his address assured the Society that under his patronage the support of the government in the form of a subvention will be maintained at a “healthy level”.
According to a Ministry of the Presidency media statement this morning, President Granger posited that during his tenure as President of Guyana, State House will be the venue for the staging of the Tea Party which is held annually for fundraising purposes.
“There is so much we have to thank the Guyana Red Cross Society for. Since its establishment in 1967 in Guyana as a national element, which is no longer associated with the British Red Cross Society, and over the last 49 years we all learnt to embrace the work that the Red Cross is doing,” President Granger said.
He stated that the Guyana Red Cross Society provides assistance to the country and those affected in times of floods, fires, diseases and particularly epidemic diseases.
“It is always been a source of support, a source of relief to thousands and thousands of citizens in Guyana,” the President said.