By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
This week, renowned tour company Chukka, gave a special treat to primary school students, by holding a Christmas luncheon and toy drive.
Chukka hosted 75 infant school students, ages five to seven, at the luncheon at the company’s corporate headquarters in Belize City. Apart from food and refreshments, students were also entertained by a Santa Clause and well-known Belizean entertainer, Ozzy the clown. Through the toy drive, Chukka managed to give toys to children attending more than 15 primary schools.
The management explained that the drive was made possible through a staff effort, which starts in September. The staff contributes a portion of the money made from the tours conducted up until November, and the company matches the amount raised.
“Christmas is a very special time of year. Chukka is very happy to be a part of this annual children’s toy program, made special this year with the luncheon where our staff volunteered in preparing the lunch themselves”, commented Country Manager, Valerie Woods.
Chukka, which was founded in 1983, offers more than 60 tours in various destinations in Belize and also has offices in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos. Collectively, the operations delivered over 450,000 adventure tours to cruise and hotel guests in 2014. The company has received numerous awards, including the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 for Chukka (Belize).