Ogier supports "Read to Heal" programme aimed at BVI children

Ogier is supporting the "Read to Heal" programme that supports young people with the trauma of the devastating Hurricane Irma in September 2017 with a donation and presentation of 25 copies of a book recording first-hand accounts of the disaster.

The presentations to the children at Joyce Samuel Primary School is the latest step in a relationship that goes back to 2010 – Ogier has supported the school with laptops, audio-visual equipment and classroom materials, and since the hurricane has part-funded a new roof and replaced lost equipment.

Practice partner Ray Wearmouth and Practice Manager Decoy Mactavious attended the event last week – along with Angela Burnett, the author of the book that is designed not just to record testimonies, but also to spread important messages about climate change and disaster preparedness.

Decoy said: "The practical recovery from Hurricane Irma has been one thing, but the mental and emotional recovery – particularly for young people – is quite another, and this book is an excellent initiative that we are so proud to support."