Melroy Pyle, a father of four, was working on one of the buildings on the campus of the University of Guyana last December when he came into contact with electrical wires and received electric shocks that resulted in the amputation of both his arms.The challenges and difficulties the Pyles now face as a result of that incident have forced both Melroy and his wife to halt their studies at UG.Representative of the Education Department, Rhonda Monize, presenting the items to Melroy and Tena Pyle.Through its Welfare Department, the University of Guyana (UG) has donated to the Pyles some assistance from the Regional Education Department of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica)Region 4 Welfare Officer Shevon Vyphuis has said the Region Four Education Department is aware the Pyle family needs whatever assistance they can get at this stage, and has thus presented them some supplies that are necessary.“We at the Department are cognisant and aware that at this stage there are challenges and difficulties confronting you and your family as a result of the accident.Therefore, we are more than happy at this stage to lend whatever assistance we can give to you,” Vyphuis said.She added that the department is committed to granting any further assistance to the family in regard to finances and other areas of need.Melroy’s wife, Tena Pyle, expressed gratitude to the department for the donation, noting that it would be of significant help, since her husband can no longer provide for them the way he used to.
Through a fundraising weekend on 3 rd and 4 th September, we are planning to raise much needed funds to start refurbishing the Donegal Town Hospice patient wards and family rooms which are situated in the Donegal Town Hospital.At present, the hospital use two single wards as a hospice, with a small connecting room for visitors to use.Julie Voss, one of the organisers said; “Our vision is to create a home from home environment which offers comfort and pleasant surroundings for the patients and their family and friends.” They have organised a walk based on the post-war poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph, in which the narrator describes how when she is an old woman, she will wear purple and red.On Saturday 3rd September, in the Diamond from 12pm to 4pm, a bring and buy jewellery/handbag sale, thought cards will be available to purchase, registration for Sunday walks will take place.On Sunday the 4th the walk inspired by Jenny Joseph will take place. The walk is in memory of Eamonn Murphy. They will create a thought tree and enjoy refreshments at Donegal Town Hospital. The organisers are also appealing for people and businesses to donate items to make their vision a reality. They are appealing from re-decorating equipment, appliances, soft-furnishings, entertainment (books/television sets), non-perishable grocery items, and toiletries.All donations are appreciated greatly, and everyone is welcome to come along for what will be a fantastic weekend. Purple and Red walk in aid of Donegal Town Hospice re-furbishment was last modified: August 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal hospicedonegal town hospitaljenny josephpurple and red walk