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August 15th, 2013

UTC endorses Cotton Tree Foundation Vacation Camp:

 

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

August 15th 2013: The Unit Trust Corporation in pursuit of its commitment to education and youth development recently partnered with The Cotton Tree Foundation at its annual vacation camp, themed “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.”

Donation: (L-R) Gayle Daniel Worrell, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Distribution Channels (right) presents Anneliese Percy, General Manager, Cotton Tree Foundation receive donation cheque from

This year’s camp catered to kids ages 3-12 and placed emphasis on living healthy lifestyles through good eating habits, engagement in physical activity, safety awareness and understanding the basics of financial literacy. 

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Kids Delight: Team UTC strikes a pose with Cotton Tree Foundation campers after dance class

The Cotton Tree Foundation was established by a group of citizens concerned with the increasing number of disadvantaged youth in our society. Charged with the aim of improving life chances through the vehicle of education, they initiated a vacation camp in 2000 and has since been running it successfully throughout the years.

In addition to a $12,000 donation towards the purchase of materials and supplies for the camp, team members of the Unit Trust Corporation took time off from their busy schedules to spend time with the children and had the pleasure of displaying their dancing skills during the ballroom dance session.  The more experienced campers had the edge over the UTC team during the dances that ranged from the tricky Paso Doble to the energetic Boggie Bob and the ever popular and timeless Electric Slide.  

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Financial Literacy: Wendy Bishop, Manager – Research, Marketing and Communications explains the importance of goal setting to the parents of campers at the Cotton Tree Foundation

Financial Literacy: Wendy Bishop, Manager – Research, Marketing and Communications explains the importance of goal setting to the parents of campers at the Cotton Tree Foundation[/caption] Parents of the campers were afforded the opportunity to gain an insight into the fundamentals of financial planning through a seminar facilitated by UTC’s Wendy Bishop, Manager – Research, Marketing and Communications. The seminar’s objective was to instill a greater awareness of setting goals, budgeting and having an appreciation for the various investment instruments to meet their diverse needs and the needs of their children. These seminars form part of UTC’s strategic initiative to ensure financial literacy amongst the national citizenry.

Anneliese Percy, General Manager of The Cotton Tree Foundation praised the UTC for its involvement in the camp noting that it gave traction to meeting their objectives and brought smiles to the kids faces.

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Financial Planning Seminar: Wendy Bishop, Manager – Research, Marketing and Communications facilitates a financial planning seminar at the Cotton Tree Foundation

For further information please contact:
Shamine Chainani
Communications Officer
Tel: 624-8648 ext. 7028
Email: schainani@ttutc.com