The Sir John Golding Fund

The Sir John Golding Fund

Charity information

The Sir John Golding Fund

The Sir John Golding Rehab Centre is Jamaica's only facility for treating persons with severe physical disabilities. It restores shattered lives, and reintegrates disabled patients back into society.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    The Sir John Golding Rehab Centre is Jamaica's only facility for treating persons with severe physical disabilities. It restores shattered lives, and reintegrates disabled patients back into society.

    An excellent sports and athletics programme is a major part of that mending process. Its patients have won 55 Paralympic medals, the highest per capita ranking of medals in the world.

    The Centre was established in response to a polio epidemic in the 1950's, and now treats a wide range of physical disabilities (including spinal cord injuries caused by car accidents and gun shot wounds), stroke, lifestyle diseases (diabetes, hypertension etc. ) and congenital conditions.

    Originally called the Mona Rehabilitation Centre, it was renamed the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in 1996, after the death of the founder of the institution.

    You can help by contributing to the cost of care of the 20 disabled children who come from very poor homes in Jamaica. Help give a disabled child a second chance at life. The cost per child is £1,500 per year which is only £4. 11 per day.

    The programmes for adults aim to help them restore their uprooted lives. You can help by sponsoring an athlete training for the Paralympics or giving them training and a job earning a subsidized wage. It costs about £1. 50 per athlete per day to maintain the sports facilities, update old equipment and pay for coaching.

  • Aims

    The Sir John Golding Fund aims to:

    • Cover the cost of care of our 20 disabled children who come from very poor homes in around Jamaica. Help a disabled child to have a better chance at life. The cost of per child is only £4.11 a day.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 327619

    Board members: 6

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 0018686804761

    Address: Flat 1, 3 Westbourne Cres London W2 3DB

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