SHERWOOD CONTENT, Trelawny — A health centre in this rustic community is now operational after undergoing a major renovation costing nearly $4 million, undertaken by Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man.
Bolt, the most famous native of the community, used all the proceeds from his 9.58 party held in St Ann last year to help pay for the repairs of the clinic. It has been closed since May as a result of its dilapidated state.
The triple Olympic and World gold medallist partnered with the Trelawny Health Department, the People Co-operative Bank, Sagicor, Digicel, Capital Credit Security, United Way and Sherwin-Williams.
The sprinting sensation, who holds world records over 100 and 200 metres, attended the reopening of the facility last Saturday and expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to give back to his community.
“To give back to the community is always an honour… I remember back in the days I was a troublemaker so I got a lot of cuts — and some pretty bad ones. I remembered Miss Pansy, she used to work here and live across the road, she used to dress most of my cuts,” Bolt remarked.
“It was an honour for me to collaborate with the other sponsors to repair the (health centre). It is my way of showing my community that I still care, still love them and I will continue to do as much as possible. So I will continue working hard trying to big up Sherwood (Content) as much as possible,” he added.