Group of ’77 Honors Visiting British Humanitarian

Thursday, 20th December 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - The Group of ’77 Wednesday honored the visiting chief executive of the London based His Church charity Reverend Trevor Cockings and his delegation for their contributions to the wellbeing of inmates of the Group.

Rev. Cockings and members of his delegation were each gowned, and a certificate of honor presented to him.

Performing the ceremony at the Group’s headquarters on Newport Street, Second Lady Kartumu Y. Boakai described Rev. Cockings as a “true man of his words”.

He thanked the British prelate for his concern for inmates of the group, and challenged those charged with distributing the items donated to the Group of’ 77 to think about those who need them most.

She disclosed that the items would be distributed to inmates of both the Group of ’77 in Monrovia, and chapters of the group in other counties.

Madam Boakai expressed gratitude for the donation, and assured Rev. Cockings that the disabled community appreciates the gift.

In remarks, Rev. Cockings thanked Mrs. Boakai and the Group of ’77 for the honor, and pledged his continued support for the disabled group.

He encouraged inmates of the Group of ’77 not to lose hope in life, saying that the Lord does not look at man’s disability when He is ready to bless him.

At the ceremony, Rev. Cockings donated more than 100 t-shirts bearing the insignia of his charity to inmates of the Group of ‘77.

Meanwhile, the His Church chief Executive and party left the country Wednesday following a week-long visit to Liberia, during which he distributed relief items to several indigent homes and victims of a recent fire outbreak.