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Her Excellency Lady Allen Helps Issa Trust Foundation Raise US$1 million

ST. ANNS, Jamaica – Her Excellency Lady Allen has been helping The Issa Trust Foundation for 15 years. Diane Pollard, President of the Issa Trust, refers to her as a very dear friend who really loves to help with the children.

Her Excellency Lady Allen was present at the Issa Trust’s For the Children gala in New York recently. There in her speech, she conveyed a message of immense appreciation and admiration for the Issa Trust that has touched the lives of many children in profound ways.

She said her journey with the Issa Trust started 15 years ago when her husband Sir Patrick Allen was invited to a handing-over ceremony at the Annotto Bay Hospital, where the Issa Trust donated many items including a portable incubator.

Her Excellency Lady Allen was also named in a Proclamation from the Mayor of New York Eric Adams, declaring May 11th The Issa Trust Foundation Day. The Proclamation also named Diane Pollard, Sean Edwards, and Mrs. Juliet Holness as contributors to the Issa Trust Foundation.

Her Excellency Lady Allen has also participated in the Issa Trust’s Vision Mission where they have tested the eyes of many children and given them free eye glasses.

Issa Trust Foundation Raise US$1 million - Lady Allen and Issa Trust President Diane Pollard
Lady Allen (R) and Issa Trust President Diane Pollard

President of the Issa Trust Diane Pollard said, “ One of the most memorable contributions by Her Excellency Lady Allen was securing a donation of signed trackshoes from Usain Bolt for one of our concerts in Jamaica. We had the honor oftraveling with her, alongside some of our volunteers, to the track where we metUsain Bolt and expressed our gratitude for his generous donation. During this memorable occasion, we also had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter. The shoes raised $10,000 at auction, significantly contributing to our fundraising efforts. Their Excellencies Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen have always been steadfast supporters of the Issa Trust Foundation. They have consistently attended our fundraisers, and medical and vision missions, actively participating in the handing over of medical equipment to hospitals. Their unwavering support has significantly contributed to the success of our initiatives.”

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