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January 2, 2014
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Digicel set up donation line for Shaggy's charity

A text message or phone call can help save the life of a child, as telecommunications leader Digicel, in partnership with the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, has established a donation line for the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

The text line, launched recently, allows persons to contribute $50 to the charity by sending a text message to or calling 444-2498.

The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation is the producer of the annual Shaggy and Friends benefit concert, which also raises well-needed money for the Bustamante Hospital - the only children's hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Reggae superstar Shaggy, who is also the executive director of the foundation, said the donation line will help people to be heroes in their own way.

"Every time someone sends a text or makes a call to the donation line they are contributing to a life. This year is a very important one for us because it's the anniversary of the Bustamante Hospital for Children, and all the proceeds from this donation line will go to the catheterisation laboratory and Digicel is a partner," he said.

Digicel's Senior Sponsorship Manager Tahnida Nunes said, "With the cardiac wing on schedule for completion in early 2014, the hospital needs all the help they can get to equip this wing. Digicel is therefore happy to be continuing to give back to the Bustamante Hospital for Children through this donation line in aid of these precious children."

Digicel' s commitment to the hospital was cemented earlier this year when the company donated US$1 million towards the construction of the Caribbean's first children's cardiac wing which will see 400 lifesaving paediatric operations taking place per year.

The concert, set for Saturday at Jamaica House premises, will see performances from Shaggy, Ne-Yo, Tessanne Chin, Konshens among others.

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